This is really big news… The carnival is here! We have not had a single carnival ride on St. John in more than 10 years, so this is a really big deal for us. I spent way too much time and money over there on Sunday afternoon, but seeing the smiles on Dalton and his friends’ faces was worth every penny.
The carnival is located in the gravel lot near the car barge area. (Click here to find its location on Explore STJ’s Logistics Map.) It will be open from 5 p.m. until midnight every night through July 5th. Tickets are $5, and each ride takes one ticket. The price is the same for children and adults. There will not be a bracelet night, according to the carnival operator. The carnival is cash only.
(Monday evening edit: They opened late on Monday. So let’s say they will open at 5-ish every night.)
The carnival features a ferris wheel, an umbrella ride that goes rather high (I did it once, and that was enough for me!), a Himalayan-style music ride, teacups, motorcycles, and a Frozen-themed bounce house. One really cool thing is that the ride times were pretty long, so I felt we got our money’s worth every time.
There is also a spot where you can get all of the yummy carnival foods like cotton candy, candy apples, popcorn, soft-served ice cream, and more. This is also cash only. There is even a table where you can buy bubble guns, silly string, glow-in-the-dark toys, and other fun things.
Seriously, this was so much fun. Whether you’re here on vacation or live here, grab the kids (and a lot of cash) and go have some fun! And lastly, I’d like to give a huge THANK YOU to I Land Rides of St. Croix for bringing the carnival to us!
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