There is something so magical and child like that happens when you step onto a Merry Go Round.
It doesn't seem to matter if you go on one durning the day...
Or at night. They are special and almost like a time machine to me. You stand in line, wait your turn and then you get to get on and ride.
As you sit down, you see the lights, hear the music and then it happens. The "stage" starts to go round and round. You may be on a horse or some other animal.
Before you make it to your first complete circle the magic takes place. You are transformed into a kid again.
In America, carousels have been around since the 1800's. I believe the first one known about was found in New York.
Have you ever noticed that some go clockwise and some go counter clockwise? They do. I don't know why though.
We have all seen beautiful carousels with all sorts of animals to ride on. While they are wonderful and many to pick from, the horse has always been my favorite.
Give me a big white prancing horse and I'm in heaven. What would you like to ride on?
Some of the animals go up and down and some stay stationary. To me, it's not a real Merry Go Round ride unless my horse goes up and down.
Some even have benches for those who just want to sit and watch the others on the animals.
I happen to think this one above, is a super pretty bench and one would feel like they were in a horse drawn carriage riding in this. Almost like a Princess.
The music is a big part on a carousel. It reminds me of laughter, smiles and having fun.
I don't often ride on a Merry Go Round any more. I don't know why? I guess it's because most people think of them as ride for children.
However, maybe they don't know, that no matter what our bodies look like, once we are on the ride we all become children again.
I think the next time I'm at Disneyland I'm going to make it a point to go on the Merry Go Round and once again step back in time. To a place where life was simple. A time where troubles didn't exist. To the magic of my childhood.