At Alton Towers even
the carousels are out of the ordinary as, despite its traditional
looks, the Cred Street Carousel had the twist of being spread over two
levels. And on this double deck carousel you not only have the choice
of riding on traditional painted horses and carriages, but a menagerie
of other animals or even a hot air balloon.
The Cred Street
Carousel arrived on Cred Street to replace the Crown Carousel for
the 2000 season, having previously operated in Carousel Kingdom at
Despite still being
relatively new to the park, during the 2004 season the carousel
was Standing But Not Operating along with the neighbouring Vintage
Car Ride. The attractions did re-open the following season but
after their year SBNO it was clear they were on borrowed time and
both rides closed for good at the end of 2005 to be replaced by
the Driving School during the summer of 2006.