A Playground Merry Go Round is a circular spinning platform that is made of either metal or wood and has handles on it for the children to hold.
Children give the playground merry go round a push to get it spinning and then hop on for the ride.
At a playground, a merry-go-round is a fixture that kids can spin and play on; this is not usually called a carousel.
The motorized ride that commonly features horses to sit on is a carousel, but it’s called a merry-go-round, too.
To play on merry-go-rounds, kids usually run around the wheel while holding on to it to get it spinning, then jump on to enjoy the ride.
They also might take turns standing still and spinning it for their friends.
Some merry-go-rounds, however, blend this idea with bicycle mechanisms, allowing the kids to pedal to make themselves go around and around.
The playground merry go round is ridden on by children mostly but adults can as well and sometimes people or kids get the playground merry go round spinning fast and then try to jump on it.
Merry Go Rounds can be dangerous for children if they try to get on the merry go round while it's spinning or they try to get off the merry go round when the merry go round is spinning.
I as a kid in Kindergarten was playing on a merry go round with my friend and he got on it fine while it was spinning fast but I slipped and fell and slid underneath the merry go round and cut my knee.
Any playground equipment can be dangerous though and it's normal for kids to get hurt when playing as it just happens and is part of life and having fun.
Merry Go Rounds were banned in some places because of lawsuits because of Injuries and other issues such as the merry go rounds having lead pant etc.
The lawsuits made it too risky for most places to want to keep the merry go rounds.
Although kids for years used merry go rounds and other playground equipment with lead paint, wood splinters etc but with today's kids and parents it's all about safety and some parents will sue someone for the slightest injury their kid or themselves get.
Kids will get hurt regardless but some parents are too protective.
The spinny thing on a playground is called a Merry Go Round.
Merry Go Round's are a spinny thing that can have either horses on them that you ride on such as at a fair or the merry go round can just be a spinning playground equipment device with handles on it that you spin and then get on it and go around and around.
The Merry Go Round has been a very popular playground toy and equipment and has been fun and gave many kids enjoyment over the years.
The merry go round is mounted on a bearing which is mounted on concrete.
When kids spin the merry go round around and around some try to get the merry go round to go faster and faster and then jump on it.
I remember in Kindergarten me and a friend were spinning the merry go around as fast as we could get it and he jumped on it first and made it and then I tried jumping on it myself and I missed and slid underneath that merry go round.
I cut my knee and also the merry go round was going near my face as it spun around and around and I thought I was gonna get more severely injured or die as a result.
I still however now as an adult like to go to playgrounds and hop on one of those merry go rounds as it's very fun.
I want one for my own yard one day.