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Ask any ten-year old today what they want as their birthday present,it is obvious and sure enough most of them will say they want to spend the day in an amusement park. The reason is that there are a variety of rides that kids enjoy very much. One such ride that has been with us for ages and one that is a kid’s favorite is the carousel ride. This fondness for the ride is not limited to the kids because even adults enjoy the ride from time to time.

Our question for the day is whether or not the carousal ride has what it takes to be the ultimate birthday gift. What makes it popular till today? Why can’t kids just get enough of this ride? Well, to answer this question we might have to go a little back in history and see whether we can gather some basics about the legendary ride. By definition, a carousel ride is an amusement ride that consists of a rotating platform of seats.

A number of riders often sit in the seats in order to enjoy the ride. The seats can be made to resemble horse backs or any other fancy animal. The monumental horses are made to move up and down in a continuous uniform motion with the riders accommodated on the horse backs.?The horses used weigh about 45 kg. The mounts can also be designed to resemble animals such as pigs, zebras, tigers, and unicorns.

It is important to also mention that carousels are not a reserve of amusement parks as smaller models have been developed for use at home or in school playgrounds. These have been customized to suit smaller kids and have been provided with safety features that minimize the occurrence of accidents. These carousel rides are equipped with special bars that the kids can hold on to as they ride.

Let us now figure out just what makes the carousel rides so popular centuries after they were first introduced. The first strong suit of carousel rides is their ability to liven up the amusement parks. The rides are equipped with spectacular visual displays and decorations that in themselves elicit that happy feeling in the riders and spectators alike. The rides are also accompanied by soothing music that inspires people to love and share.

The other advantage of carousel rides is that they cater for all people regardless of their age or gender. Carousel rides are a great way of having fun as a family which is essentially what birthdays are all about. Other benefits may be inferred from its safety and affordability. As the kids enjoy the wonderful experience provided by the rides, parents and the kid’s grandparents can enjoy seeing the world in their kid’s eyes.

As we conclude this discussion, let us mention some of the carousel rides that we often find in amusement parks. The luxury carousel that comes with 32 seats is probably the most common type of carousel ride. There is also the double decker carousel that accommodates 48 people in a go and the smaller ocean carousel with 16 seats. The smaller carousel rides can be hired out for birthdays and other home events that require outdoor entertainment.