Director of Public Affairs Paul K. Williamson informed local reporters at Historic City News that the City Manager’s office received word this morning that, because of “unavoidable delays with the maintenance”, the carousel will not return until Friday, November 4th.
Original word from the owner, James Soules, was that he hoped to have the J&S Carousel at Davenport Park back in operation by Thursday — that has been pushed back.
The old-fashioned carousel, located in St. Augustine at 180 San Marco Avenue, operates Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
It has been some time since the popular ride was closed for maintenance. When the lights and music come back on, the cost to ride will remain $1.00.
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