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Kennewick City Council Discusses Plans for Carousel

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  Plans for a carousel in the Tri-Cities are in the works.  Tuesday night, Kennewick City Council met with members of the Carousel Foundation to discuss where the plans for the antique ride stand.

The city also showed a 3D video that Pixelsoft Films made.  It's a vision they wanted to show of how some people imagine the carousel in the Vista Entertainment District.  However, no location has been decided on for the carousel.  Bob Quay, Chairman of the foundations, explains, "If both the park and the Vista Entertainment District were fully developed, I'd love to see it down in the park, but the park's a long way away from being developed.  So, I think the best place to put it is the Vista Entertainment District."

Quay says in the next three months, the Carousel Foundation wants to have a location finalized.  They also want to find a test facility where they can set up the carousel and test it out.

The cost depends on the location, but could be more than $2-million.  Quay hopes the carousel will be up and running by September 2011.

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