Gesa Carousel of Dreams set to be finished in May

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- You could soon be riding a wooden horse on Gesa's Carousel of Dreams. Crews have been working in bad weather to keep the project going.

It may not look like much, but at the Gesa Carousel of Dreams in Kennewick, the building pace has picked up. Crews are more determined than ever to finish the project.

"We're on a deadline to get our roof part of it done, so the roofers can come in and get it dried in," said Michael George.

The pace hasn't always gone this fast. It's taken years to get to this point. Many financial delays have pushed the project back. When all is said and done, the project will have a final price tag of $3.6 million.

"We're really down to the final step and that's we're building the building and should be open in the next 100 days, sometime early summer," said Eric Van Winkle.

Up to 45 riders can take a spin on the horses at one time. The cost to ride the carousel will be between $2.50 and $3 per person. Some families are already making plans to be the first on board when it opens this summer.

"Yes, with my brother and sister and my autistic brother," said Jacob Noel.

"It's been a long time coming, and, with a family of four kids, we're always looking for some family entertainment," said Melanie Robertson.

Crews vow to keep working despite the recent snowy and rainy conditions. They don't want to disappoint the community. Staying on track for the grand opening this summer.

"Only thing to stop me from working is the power going out," said Michael George.

The carousel will announce a grand opening date sometime this spring.