Carousel Gardens Amusement Park
Since 1906 little kids and kids at heart have enjoyed the "flying horses" of City Park's antique carousel, one of only 100 antique wooden carousels in the country and the last one in Louisiana. The carousel, featuring the masterwork of famed carousel carvers Looff and Carmel, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and its renovation garnered national attention and praise from the National Historic Preservation Society.
Other rides to keep you twisting, turning, whirling and twirling within the live oaks of the Hines Carousel Gardens include the new Musik Express, Rockin' Tug, Coney Tower, Ferris Wheel, Bumper Cars, Monkey Jump, Red Baron mini-plane, Scrambler, Tilt-A-Whirl, 40-foot fun slide, Umbrella Cars, Ship Maze, Construction Zone, and the miniature train ride that tours the park. The Live Oak Lady Bug roller coaster is currently closed pending replacement.
The Amusement Park is open seasonally. No refunds, rain checks, or exchanges will be issued due to inclement weather or unforeseen ride closures.
Ride Height Requirements
Height requirements are enforced for the safety of your children.
Kiddie Rides: Minimum 36", Maximum 52": (No adults except Slime Buckets)
Construction Zone, Monkey Jump, Red Baron, Slime Buckets, Umbrella Cars
Minimum 42" without an adult:
Carousel, Fun Slide, Rockin' Tug, Ship Maze
Minimum 48" without an adult:
Coney Tower, Ferris Wheel, Scrambler, Tilt-A-Whirl, Train
Minimum 52" without an adult or 48" with an adult:
Climb aboard Captain Hook’s pirate ship, journey with Pinocchio into the mouth of a whale or scamper up Jack & Jill’s Hill in City Park’s Storyland, a charming fairytale playground adjacent to City Park’s Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
Brimming with more than 25 larger-than-life storybook exhibits, this storybook fantasy play area is inhabited by sculpted characters created by New Orleans’ finest Mardi Gras float makers.
Step into a storybook birthday party! Click here for birthday party information.
The Park is offering Season Passes! Passes entitle passholders to unlimited rides and admission to Storyland and the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park through the season, ending at the opening of Celebration in the Oaks in November. Passes are not valid during Celebration in the Oaks, Ghosts in the Oaks, and other special events or fundraisers. Passes are $49 per person or $149 for a four-person family pass. Adults must present a photo ID along with the passcard to gain entry and a rideband.
The Carousel and other rides are frequently rented for birthday parties. Click here for birthday party information.
Imagine having an entire amusement park for a private evening party! Click here for corporate event information.