Silver Star Carousel

Silver Star Carousel

The Silver Star Carousel

The last ride crafted by master carousel creator William Dentzel, the Silver Star Carousel is a classic, hand-carved wooden carousel. Although it was added to the park in 1963, the carousel was created much earlier — between 1925 and 1926. The ride then opened at Rockaways’ Playland Amusement Park in New York in 1928. It remained in operation at the park from 1928-1937 and again from 1945-1962 until Six Flags over Texas purchased the ride for $25,000.

When the carousel first opened at Six Flags over Texas, it was named “Boomtown Carousel” and located in the Boomtown section of the park (where Gunslinger is currently located). The ride closed at the end of the 1985 season for renovations and reopened three years later in its current location in the Star Mall entry plaza with a new name: the Silver Star Carousel.

The Silver Star Carousel has since become a park icon, being the first and last attraction seen by every park guest with it’s front and central location.

The ride was declared a historical site by the Texas Historical Commission in 1966.

Silver Star Carousel Photos

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