Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Los Angeles

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Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round – Go on a ride!

Disneylaaaannnndddd! What? Kristina, you know you are supposed to be writing about the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round. Yes, yes, but it IS connected to Disneyland.

Walt Disney was inspired to create Disneyland by this very Merry-Go-Round!

Mr. Disney lived in Los Feliz and used to bring his daughters to this very spot. One day he was sitting on a bench watching his children have fun going round and round the merry-go-round and he thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have a large area of fun that the entire family could enjoy?” Hence, DISNEYLAND!

Look for the bench dedicated to Walt and his daughters, Diane and Sharon, and spend just $2 for a ride on the only full-sized vintage Spillman Carousel in operation today! I came here as a kid and still enjoy it!

Open weekends all year and every day during the summer.

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Details about this spot



4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles

Telephone number


Opening Times

11:00 - 17:00 daily


Ride : US$ 2
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)