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Midway Carousel at Cedar Point

Cedar Point has celebrated the 100th anniversary of its Midway Carousel ride, which carried its first riders back in 1912.

The Midway Carousel was built by the D.C. Muller firm in the early twentieth century, going on to make its debut under the name Hadley's Hurdlers at an amusement park in Revere Beach, Massachusetts. Subsequently moved to Nantasket Beach, it finally made its way to Cedar Point - which has itself been operating since 1870 - in 1946.

Seen in the video below, the Midway Carousel is classic merry-go-round attraction that features 60 intricately decorated model horses arranged in four rows. It is located right at the entrance to Cedar Point, and is surrounded on all sides by modern thrill rides.

Now the oldest operating ride at Cedar Point, the Midway Carousel has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. WKYC.com reports that the park received a plaque to commemorate the ride's anniversary from the Museum of Carousel Art and History, located in nearby Sandusky.

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I believe you mean "Hurley's Hurdlers". I lived minutes from Revere Beach when I was a child - this carousel was one of the many rides and concessions that the Hurley family owned there.

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