Photos courtesy of Arizona Boardwalk

Arizona Boardwalk recently unveiled its newest attraction, the Boardwalk Carousel, a delightful addition that promises to enchant visitors of all ages with its unique and captivating features. This classic 50-foot merry-go-round showcases 60 hand-crafted animals, offering a whimsical experience for everyone.

The Boardwalk Carousel features an impressive array of rare and endangered species, alongside two charming “chariot” benches for those preferring a leisurely, stationary ride. Among the carousel’s majestic collection are land creatures like pandas, lions, tigers, rhinos, and elephants, as well as beloved marine animals including sea turtles, sea lions, sharks, and penguins. This diverse assortment celebrates the beauty and diversity of the animal kingdom.

“Who doesn’t love a ride on a carousel? Just the sight of one evokes the feeling of nostalgia and sweet childhood memories. That is why we are so excited to add the Boardwalk Carousel to our already exciting lineup of family-friendly offerings at AZ Boardwalk,” says Greg Charbeneau, managing partner for the destination. “At a whopping 50 feet, it’s also one of the largest carousels in Arizona, featuring animals we all know and love.”

Located adjacent to OdySea Aquarium and directly across from Butterfly Wonderland’s entrance, the Boardwalk Carousel is situated in the heart of AZ Boardwalk. Tickets are priced at just $4 per ride, making it an affordable and enjoyable experience for families and visitors. The carousel’s operating hours will vary seasonally to accommodate guests year-round.

Custom-built by Chance Rides in Wichita, Kansas, the Boardwalk Carousel boasts fine craftsmanship, including intricately hand-crafted animals, benches, and an antique-style lighted ceiling. It is the perfect addition to a family fun day at AZ Boardwalk, inviting everyone to enjoy a playful spin on this delightful new ride.

Arizona Boardwalk is located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura, A100, in Scottsdale. For more information, visit