As I mentioned in my previous post, I finally was able to visit the Chapel Hill Mall Carousel. It was built in the 1990's and is on the National Carousel Association's register of operating carousels. I think that I was expecting a more traditional carousel but this one is definitely full of whimsy. Riding along side the horses was an ostrich, stork, panda and two cats. One of the cats was a "pirate cat" complete with hook and peg leg. I really love the traditional carousels with horses only. Maybe this one just needs to grow on me.