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.
*No outside food or drink allowed inside Storyland or Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.
*Wristbands are non-transferrable and are invalid if torn, cut, or ripped. Unused wristbands have no expiration.
For the safety of our guests, height requirements are strictly enforced.
An attendant will measure all guests before boarding an attraction. Please have your child measured at the ticket window before purchasing a ticket or wristband.
Minimum 36" (unless accompanied by a paid adult)
Minimum 36", Maximum 52"
Minimum 42" (or 36" with a paid adult)
Carousel (under 42" must ride with a paid adult)
Minimum 48" (or 42" with a paid adult)
Tilt-A-Whirl (or 36" with a paid adult)
Ferris Wheel (or 36" with a paid adult)
Scrambler (or 36" with a paid adult)
Train (under 48" must ride with a paid adult)
Minimum 52" (or 48" with a paid adult)
Parents note: Children under 36” are allowed to ride on the Carousel, Train, Construction Zone, and Slime Buckets, with a paid adult. Children are not allowed to sit on laps on any amusement park ride other than the Train. Infants are only allowed on the Train or the Carousel with a paid adult.
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.
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.
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park Hours:
Carousel Gardens is open during Celebration in the Oaks only.
November 28, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Closed: 12/1 thru 12/4; 12/24 and 12/31
Open nightly: Sunday - Thursday 6pm - 10pm and Friday & Saturday 6pm - 11pm
Winter Season: 1/4/15 to 3/6/15
Spring Season: 2/28/15 to 5/31/15
Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Open on Memorial Day: 5/25 11am to 10pm
Summer Season: 6/2/15 to 8/2/15
Tuesday through Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Friday: 10am to 10pm
Saturday: 11am to 10pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Early Fall Season: 8/4/15 to 11/8/15
Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Open on Labor Day: 9/7 11am to 6pm
Open during VooDoo Fest: 10/31 to 11/1 11am to 5pm
Late Fall Season: 11/9/15 to 11/25/15
Celebration in the Oaks Season: 11/27/15 to 1/2/16
And open nightly during Celebration in the Oaks (with admission to Celebration in the Oaks)
Sunday through Thursday: 6pm to 10pm and Saturday & Sunday: 6pm to 11pm