Vintage UFO Merry-go-rounds

Thanks to reader Peter Hoh for pointing me to the vintage playgrounds found on Nels_P_Olsen’s flickr stream, including these seemingly UFO inspired merry-go-rounds that I’d never seen before.

Nels also has some great photos of rocket-ship playgrounds…have a browse!

4 Responses to “Vintage UFO Merry-go-rounds”

  1. Teacher Tom said:

    I remember playing on one just like the second photo. We all challenged each other to stay on the very top, but no one could — it was too slippery — and we'd slide down as it picked up speed. You had to quickly grab one of the handles to avoid being tossed off! What fun!

    July 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm

  2. Sherry and Donna said:

    love, love, love it! When I was a little girl we used to ride one similar to the second picture but it didn't have the dome … it was open! Unfortunately that style was eventually deemed TOO DANGEROUS and they enclosed the center with wire until one day … gone … they ALL disappeared! 🙁
    Thanks for the memories.
    Donna 🙂 🙂

    July 07, 2010 at 2:37 am

  3. Stone Art said:

    Never seen any like that before, would have loved it growing up though, how cool!

    July 02, 2010 at 7:43 am

  4. Michelle said:

    Oh wow, I think I rode a similar one as a child! (Top image) Cool 🙂

    July 01, 2010 at 5:47 pm

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