The 1908 5-Row PTC #17 Carousel At Six Flags Over Georgia
Ready to Run for Another Century
Six Flags Over Georgia carousel building. Scott Fabbro photos
Austell, GA – This is how a grand, historic carousel should look when you approach it, clean, a bit pristine, with sights, sounds and smells of a simpler time. And for most riders, this is how the carousel looks and all they will ever see. Not that there is all that much more to see – just a pole and some braces – some gears leading to some other gears and some drive thing. Oh, and some grease.
That’s what most would see if they visited the carousel’s inner housing. Overall, the engineering of the overhead jumping mechanism carousel is pretty basic, and has not really changed in a century...