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The Frog Hopper, the newest attraction at the Forest Park Carousel, will debut this Saturday.

Business will really be hopping soon at the Forest Park Carousel.

The operators of the landmark merry-go-round will be introducing a new kiddie ride, The Frog Hopper, on July 1 near the carousel.

Frog Hopper, which is a tower-drop ride, pulls riders gently to the top before they are sent for a ride that is one giggle-inducing jump after another. Children and parents alike can ride it.

“We’re happy to bring this new ride to the Forest Park Carousel,” said Daeshawn Grimes, park manager of the Forest Park Carousel. “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 also offering a special deal, offering free Frog Hopper rides to the first 100 guests on Opening Day. Guests must be at least 42″ tall to ride The Frog Hopper alone. Children between 36″ and 42″ tall may ride with an adult capable of ensuring the child’s compliance with all safety rules. An adult accompanying these riders can go on for free.

“We wanted to install an attraction that children and parents could enjoy together,” says David P. Galst, managing director of NY Carousel, which operates the Forest Park Carousel and the nearby snack bar, game stations and the Woodhaven Express, a classic choo-choo train ride near the merry-go-round.

Carousel operators sees The Frog Hopper as another addition to the carousel area as it continues its transition from a single ride operation to a small family amusement park.

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