Looff Carrousel to Reopen in Riverfront Park March 1, 2021

Revised COVID-19 operations will be in place

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Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5:24 p.m.

SPOKANE – Riverfront Park is excited to announce the Looff Carrousel will reopen Monday, March 1, 2021 under Phase 2 guidelines. Nearly a year after closing due to COVID-19, the hand-carved animals on the historic 1909 carrousel can merrily go round again with revised protocols in place.

“A ride on our vintage carrousel is such a quintessential Spokane experience,” said Riverfront Park director Jon Moog. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to safely offer that experience once again.”  

With safety at the forefront, the Looff will be operating under Indoor Entertainment COVID-19 guidelines. Here are a few changes visitors will experience:

  • Online ticket purchase is highly recommended before arriving, to reduce wait time.
  • Onsite tickets sales will be available inside the building at Riverfront Gifts.
  • Queuing lines may be outside due to occupancy and social distancing constraints, please dress for the weather.
  • Riders will be required to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer.
  • Animals on the Looff Carrousel will be grouped by colored bands into two socially distant groups. The attendant will assign a color at boarding.
  • The carrousel ring toss will not be used at this time.

Carrousel spring hours will be 11 A.M. – 6 P.M. daily. Rides are $3 each, and ages 2 and under free with a paid adult. A day pass, good for unlimited rides, is $6.50.

Take a peek at our frequently asked questions for the full scoop on changes at the Looff Carrousel.

Additional COVID Safety Protocols

  • A reduced capacity of up to 29 riders will be allowed at one time.
  • Face masks are required at all times while on the premises, including the gift shop queue, carrousel and while inside the building.
  • Building occupancy will be reduced to 25% to comply with Phase 2 Indoor Entertainment COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Foot traffic through carrousel rotunda will route patrons to enter on west side of the building and exit from the east side.
  • All spectators will be asked to wait with their riding party until permitted into the Carrousel rotunda. A designated observation area is available inside the building.
  • High touch surfaces including restrooms and carrousel horses are regularly sanitized.


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