The iconic Balboa Fun Zone carousel is expected to reopen under new ownership in the Westminster area in the spring, said its previous operator.
While Patrick Moore, the longtime operator of the Fun Zone rides, could not go into details with the Daily Pilot on Thursday because the sale is not yet finalized, he said that the carousel would land somewhere off the San Diego (405) Freeway close enough for locals to enjoy it.
"One of the reasons that I agreed to this sale is that it would keep it nearby and open to the public," Moore said via email to the Daily Pilot. "Not the ideal place for those of us who remember it from the Fun Zone, but at least we can visit it. I wish I had a backyard to keep it in until it could find its way back into Balboa, but I don't and I am not in a financial position to hold onto it unless it is in use."