There’s a large park, not too far of a drive from the house. I remember Mom taking Grandpa and me there to ride the carousel when I was growing up. Grandpa and I loved it. I always raced him to the same horse – a black-and-white one near the outside, with red, white, and blue jewels. I had a blast watching him ride the golden brown horse next to me. Huge grin on his face. Waving his hands as if he were conducting the music. It was awesome.
After reading up on Walt Disney over the weekend, it seems he had a similar appreciation for carousels. He also enjoyed taking his daughters to Griffith Park, out in Los Angeles, to ride the merry-go-round, which inspired him to create a theme park of his own. And we all know what happened after that.
As if that weren’t enough, many of you recently decided to check out this carousel after it showed up on Wallace’s map of Walt’s Haunts. Some of you discovered a special horse as well, with an intriguing clue. A clue that makes me question whether or not the carousel was used to do more than entertain and amuse. In your own words and pictures, here’s how all of you found it.