Quick Pic: Carry-Go-Round

If you want a ticket to ride the carry-go-round, you must be 48″ tall, sign a waiver, and be not afraid of heights. On the other hand, the seats are more comfortable than any carnival ride you’ve ever been on. Plus, they don’t smell like beer and PDA.
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  1. Alff Avatar

    How can you be so sure that at least some of those seats don’t smell like beer and PDA?

  2. desmo Avatar

    The photographer was John Gutmann and he is still world famous.

  3. 0A5599 Avatar

    When I was very young, my mom taught at a medical school connected with a very busy hospital. She had faculty parking, but patients and visitors would often valet. The parking garage had perhaps 8 levels of parking, and I remember the garage was equipped with vertical conveyor belts for the parking attendants. Every 20 feet or so had a little platform, and a loop. When the platform approached, the attendant would jump onto the platform and put an arm through the loop, and jump off at the desired floor. The conveyor ran continuously and didn’t have any sort of protective gear to keep people off it. Probably if my mom had not prevented it, I would have climbed on and enjoyed the ride until I splattered on the ground. Some other kid’s parents must have gotten a nice insurance settlement around the time these were removed.
    Anyway, here is video of the other system in action.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      When designed for people, such a system is known as a manlift, although this article simply refers to it as an escalator:
      A similar design, but with passenger compartments, is called a paternoster:

      1. Dean Bigglesworth Avatar
        Dean Bigglesworth

        The Finnish Parliament House still has a paternoster in use

    2. BlackIce_RS Avatar

      This is not as good a shot as I remember
      Rest of the movie’s worth a look too.

    3. Sjalabais Avatar

      Just fantastic! Really amazing how they made that happen.

  4. StephaneDumas Avatar

    I guess this is where Gerry Anderson got the inspiration for this parking garage scene in this episode of Thunderbirds.