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Boston Common carousel opens early as weather warms

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  April 8, 2013 11:45 AM

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The Red Sox home opener isn’t the only sign of spring sprouting up in Boston this week.

The Boston Common carousel opened Saturday—a week earlier than scheduled—thanks to mild spring weather, the Boston Parks Department said in a statement.

The carousel, now in its second year of operation, sits near the Frog Pond and offers rides on vintage-designed Bradley and Kaye horses, wildlife figures, and a chariot.

Built by the Chance Morgan Ride Company of Wichita, Kansas, the carousel features an oak floor, beveled glass mirrors, and a standard pie top with a lighted crown. It was named one of “America’s Best Carousels” by Travel and Leisure in May.

Now that the carousel is open for the season, riders will be able to take a spin Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $3 for a single ride or $25 for a 10-ride pass.

E-mail Kaiser at Johanna.yourtown@gmail.com. For more news about your city, town, neighborhood, or campus, visit boston.com’s Your Town homepage.

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