Year of 2017

A carnival ride at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany

Few of us know what it feels like to ride in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer, but a swing ride might approximate that magic moment. Many European Christmas markets feature classic carnival rides such as this swing, photographed in Berlin. You can almost smell the spiced cider and mulled wine from hereā€¦

The swing ride or chair swing ride is a fairground ride that is a variation on the carousel in which the chairs are suspended from the rotating top of the carousel. On some versions, particularly on the Wave Swingers, the rotating top of the carousel also tilts for additional variations of motion.
Chair-O-Planes, night
Chair-O-Planes ride with a tilting top at night. Cambridge Midsummer Fair 2005. Chair-O-Planes ride (or Swing Carousel) operated by Brandon Bishton.