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Forest Park Carousel Adds Frog Hopper Ride

Forest Park Carousel Adds Frog Hopper Ride

Forest Park Carousel by NY Carousel recently added the Frog Hopper, a mini-drop tower ride for children, in Woodhaven.

The Frog Hopper ride debuted at Forest Park Carousel on July 1. The mini-drop tower ride seats seven and each seat is decorated with a playful frog. Guests must be at least 42 inches tall to enjoy the ride alone. Children between 36 and 42 inches tall may ride with one accompanying adult, who can ride for free. Guests under 36 inches tall are not permitted to ride.

"The Frog Hopper has been a big huge hit with all of our guests," says David P. Galst, managing director of NY Carousel. "The free-fall feeling of the Frog Hopper surprises all of our riders, causing unexpected laughs and screams. Also, although it doesn’t look that tall from the ground, when you’re on the ride, it gives a great bird's-eye view of Forest Park. It has been the perfect complement to our other attractions, including the Forest Park Carousel and the Woodhaven Express choo-choo train ride.”

Since taking over the operation at Forest Park Carousel in 2012, NY Carousel has added the Woodhaven Express (a classic choo-choo train ride), the Carousel Café snack bar, and several games.

“We’re happy to bring this new ride to the Forest Park Carousel," said Daeshawn Grimes, park manager of the Forest Park Carousel, in a press release. "The hopping and free-fall experience of the Frog Hopper is the perfect addition to complement our other rides and games."

Forest Park Carousel is located in Woodhaven, Queens, inside Forest Park (across the parking lot from the Forest Park bandshell). 

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Main image: The Frog Hopper at Forest Park Carousel is a mini-drop tower ride for children.
Courtesy Forest Park Carousel