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Triangle carousels: Cary Towne Center

Posted June 17, 2010 9:48 p.m. EDT

I wish that all the carousels in the Triangle were out of that scene in "Mary Poppins" where they all hop on horses that magically come to life at some idyllic country fair.

We all know that's not going to happen.

But with Pullen Park closed, I'm guessing that there are kids out there who miss the carousel. And there are some other options in the Triangle. I featured Raleigh's other carousel at Chavis Park last week. Read the post and watch the video.

Today, it's the carousel at Cary Towne Center.

The carousel first came to the mall in February 2003. It was actually made in Venice.

The carousel is open during mall hours. Tickets are $1.75 a piece. And a parent can ride for free if their child is under 44 inches.

A few features make this carousel stand out: a spinning teacup and a rocking princess carriage. The carousel sits near Sears.

Take a look in this video. And stay tuned next week for a look at the carousels in Burlington and Fayetteville and at Northgate Mall in Durham.