21 Section – 4 Row Carousel
52’ Platform (54’ Overall Diameter)
3 Chariots (2 ADA/Wheelchair Accessible w/Companion Seat)
The Brookfield Zoo is located in Brookfield, IL outside of Chicago, and is one of the nation’s largest zoos. The Carousel at the Brookfield Zoo is the largest non-restored wooden carousel in the country. The fully accessible carousel, which took approximately 15 months to create, features seventy-two (72) figures and three (3) stationary animal chariots that are ADA/Wheelchair Accessible with a Companion Seat.
The Brookfield Zoo placed their one-of-a-kind carousel to serve as a focal point inside the zoo’s main entrance. The ride has four rows figures on each section representing a variety of mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. The Brookfield Zoo staff also sought the assistance of guests to choose favorite animals that they would like to see on the new attraction. The top five animals chosen were the dolphin, elephant, giraffe, lion, and tiger. In addition, The Carousel has everything from anteaters to zebras, including flamingos, ladybugs, tortoises, penguins, gorillas, seahorses, hippopotamus, polar bears, and much more! Each animal figure is meticulously handcarved from sustainable basswood and then intricately painted.