The finial's fiberglass construction was no match for the elements and the finial broke at a stress point in the summer of 2014. Unfortunately, the finial was so degraded and delicate that repairing the existing finial was not an option.
|In addition to being broken, the finial's paint was peeling off, revealing old layers of color.|
|The finial's better half. This is the base of the finial, which did not break off but was still in bad condition.|
|The new finial arrived. Unpainted and up close, the level of detail is apparent. No wonder we couldn't buy a replacement off the shelf!|
|Joe from our Capital team hand-painted the finial with stripes. It may not look tall from the ground, but the finial is the size of a person.|
|The finial was installed early in the morning so that installation would not interfere with park operations. A bucket truck parallel parked by Le Carrousel so the finial could be lowered and screwed down.|
Now it's time to purchase a 10-ride discount card and celebrate Le Carrousel's repair!
40th Street side of the park
Hours of operation vary by month; check our website for more information