One of the more memorable events that happened during my childhood was a trip to the local circus. There was so much see and do but my favorite attraction was the carousel. It was not a big carousel but it was one of the smaller ones specially designed for kids. I always imagined how much fun it would be to own one of these awesome rides.
I didn`t realize it at the time but later this dream of owning my own carousel would come true. There is a manufacturer in China that sells these unique amusement rides. Presently, I own a large car dealership and have always wanted unique ways to advertise the products that we sell. The carousel was a perfect solution for a way of attracting potential future customers.
Sometimes people call the carousel a merry-go-round. The carousel that I decided to purchase was one of the smaller ones. It was the perfect size to fit under a tent like canopy in the back corner of my car lot. I offered free rides every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Parents would bring their children to my car lot to take advantage of the free rides.
Since I put the carousel in the back corner of the car lot, the parents and their children would have to walk past all of the new and used vehicles before they reached the carousel. It was amazing to see how this simple attraction increased the number of vehicles sold each weekend.
Before I installed the carousel on the car lot my weekend sales were almost 50 percent lower than they are now. Children love the carousel because they get to go on it continuously for free. Parents love the carousel because they get to have their kids looked after while they search for a new or used vehicle.
I would recommend this type of attraction to anyone who has a business and wants to attract more families to their location. True, there will be an original cash outlay to purchase one of these unique amusement park rides but in the long run it will more than pay for itself. The only thing that you will have to decide is whether you want to go with a full-size carousel or a kiddie carousel that is especially designed for kids. A carousel is an excellent investment and you will be amazed at the many positive benefits when purchasing one for your business.