Midway Carousel at Cedar Point

Park: Closed Waterpark: Closed View Hours
Midway Carousel
Around and around and back again.

Come one, come all! The Midway Carousel is an attraction for every generation. Built in 1912 and operating at the park since 1946, it’s Cedar Point’s oldest operating ride and one of the few Daniel Muller carousels left in existence today. In October of 1982 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, its history is almost as amazing as it’s craftsmanship. You can’t miss it, as it’s the first attraction you’ll run into as you enter the park. A classic amusement park mainstay in the middle of modern thrill rides that is sure to catch the eye before you even scan your ticket. Step aboard and pick your favorite horse to whirl up, down, around the park and back again. As you enjoy your leisurely ride, make sure you take in the ornate scroll work and artistry that went into making all 60 horses and four chariots while you listen to the hypnotic sounds of the band organ.

Height Requirement: 46" tall to ride alone OR accompanied by a supervising companion. Hand held infants must ride in a chariot with a supervising companion.

Rider Safety Information

Min Height Accompanied
Min Height Alone
  • A carousel ride which features animals — both stationary and moving up and down — and chariot seating mounted on a circular platform that rotates.
  • Children under 46" must be seated in a chariot or on the middle row of horses and be held by a supervising companion who is standing on the platform between horses.
  • Riders must have the ability to straddle the ride unit. Riders unable to straddle the ride unit must be seated in a chariot unit.
  • Riders who do not have independent seated postural control, an appropriate center of gravity, ability to hold on with one functioning arm, or appropriate observed behavior must ride in a chariot with a supervising companion.
  • Riders with a full leg cast must be seated in a chariot.
  • Alternate access is mainstreamed at the ride entrance. Riders will have to take several steps, on their own or with the assistance of a companion, and be capable of stepping up onto a platform.
  • Service animals are permitted to ride in the chariots.
  • Visit our Guest Assistance page for additional Accessibility information.