Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

Rides for everyone of any age!

Carousel Gardens is fun for all ages! The amusement park features 16 rides guaranteed to put a smile on your face, including the park’s namesake antique wooden carousel. For more than 100 years, visitors have enjoyed this unique marvel – a beauty featuring “flying horses” and one of only 100 such carousels in the country. The Carousel is the masterwork of famed carvers Loof and Carmel, and has drawn praise from the National Historic Preservation Society. The Carousel is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Buy your admission tickets here. Ride tickets and ride bands must be purchased inside Carousel Gardens. 

*Please note: The amusement park is open seasonally; see “Hours” for dates and times. No refunds, rain checks or exchanges will be issued due to inclement weather or unforeseen ride closures.

**No pets are allowed inside Storyland or Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

Kiddie Rides - Minimum 36"
Construction Zone
Slime Buckets
Monkey Jump (Maximum Height 52")
Red Baron (Maximum Height 52")
Umbrella Cars (Maximum Height 52")

Minimum 42" (or 36" with a paid adult)
Wacky Shack

Minimum 42"
Fun Slide (under 42" must ride with a paid adult)
Carousel (under 42" must ride with a paid adult)
Rockin' Tug (under 42" must ride with a paid adult)
Coney Tower

Minimum 48" (or 42 with a paid adult)
Bumper Cars

Minimum 46"
Tilt-A-Whirl (under 46" must ride with a paid adult)

Minimum 48"
Ferris Wheel (under 48" must ride with a paid adult)
Train (under 48" must ride with a paid adult)
Scrambler (under 48" must ride with a paid adult)

Minimum 52" (or 48" with a paid adult)
Musik Express

Parents note: Children under 36” are allowed to ride on the Carousel, Train, Construction Zone, Slime Buckets, Ferris Wheel, Fun Slide, Tilt-A-Whirl, Scrambler and Rockin' Tug with a paid adult, as long as they can sit up on their own and hold on. Children are not allowed to sit on laps on any amusement park ride. Infants are only allowed on the Train or the Carousel with a paid adult.

Season Passes
A season pass to City Park ensures a year’s worth of fun for the whole family. Pass-holders enjoy access to unlimited rides as well as admission to Storyland and the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Discounts are available to Friends of City Park, as well as families of four or more. New this year, passes are valid one year from date of purchase. Also, Season Pass holders enjoy a 20% discount on Boating & Big Lake rentals. Just show your card and photo ID to receive your discount.

Season passes are not valid during Celebration in the Oaks, Ghosts in the Oaks, and other special events or fundraisers. Passes can be purchased for $49 per person or $149 for a four-person family pass. A photo ID must be presented.

Buy your season pass online or by emailing amusements@nocp.org or by calling (504) 483-9402.

Private Events
City Park is the perfect place to host your next event – one of the most unique settings in New Orleans for a birthday, private party or corporate event. For additional information about booking events in Carousel Gardens and more, click here.

16 FUN rides at Carousel Gardens!

Click here to see photos of each ride.  

Miniature Train
Musik Express
Bumper Cars
Slime Buckets
Coney Tower
Fun Slide
Ferris Wheel
Wacky Shack
Rockin’ Tug
Construction Zone
Red Baron
Umbrella Cars
Monkey Jump

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park Hours:


August 5 - November 9
Saturdays and Sundays: 11am - 6pm
Open for Labor Day

Carousel Gardens is open during Celebration in the Oaks only.
November 28 - January 3
Open nightly: Sunday - Thursday 6pm - 10pm and Friday & Saturday 6pm - 11pm

March 7 - May 24
Saturdays and Sundays: 11am to 6pm
OPEN on Memorial Day

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