At the time the
New York World’s Fair was being held, Montreal was busy getting
ready to host the 1967 International and Universal Exposition.
The concept of an amusement park had already become rooted in people’s
minds and EXPO 67 created its very own—La Ronde. In addition
to rides, games of skill, and other entertainment, a multitude
of shops and restaurants were grouped together under the name Carrefour
international, offering specialties from a host of countries.
enhance Carrefour international, Compagnie de l’Exposition
universelle de 1967 wanted to install an antique carousel. The logical
and unanimous choice was Le Galopant, because it was the oldest galloping
carousel in the world.
The carousel was later moved to two other sites.
In 1968, it was relocated to the section Le Monde des petits,
and in 1984 to La Petite
Ronde. Le Galopant delighted children from 1968 to 2003, the year
when it was decided to renovate the carousel.