Amusements have been offered on this four acre site beside the Como Park Zoo since the late 40's, however after a thorough re-development the amusement park re-opened in May of 2005. Since its re-opening the park has continued to add new rides and attractions aimed at a variety of ages. Also nearby is the historic Cafesjian's Carousel.
Things to Do
- Cafesjian's Carousel was originally built in 1914 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. The platform of this century old amusement ride is 50 feet across and houses a number of intricately carved and painted horses and carts which families can still enjoy today. It is open to the public from May 1st to October 31st every year.
- In the ausement park there are many rides offered for young kids. The Frog Hopper takes them up to a height of 18 feet before dropping them and raising them back up in a hopping motion. The interactive Fire Brigade gives them the chance to become firemen and put out fake fires. Finally they can learn to drive miniature cars at the Driving School.
- The family rides include classics such as tea cups, bumper cars, a swing ride and a tilt-a-whirl. For older kids there are thrill rides like the Eagle Zip Ride and the Drop Zone which drops riders quickly from a height of 36 feet.
Como Town Amusement Park and Carousel Insider Tips
- There are a number of food options available inside Como Town. You can get Alton's BBQ, Caribou Coffee and gourmet sandwiches at the Zobota Café. Zooper Food is another restaurant that offers a range of burgers, pizzas, salads and kid's meals while there is an ice cream shack called Twister's Ice Cream too. Apart from this there are stalls and shacks selling hot dogs, cotton candy, corn dogs and smoothies through out the park.
- To avoid parking hassles, you can park at an offsite parking lot and take the free, air-conditioned shuttle right to the gates of the park.