Swan Boats, Like Ones at Rainbow Lagoon, Have Nothing to Do with Swan Lake
Swan Boats, Like Ones at Rainbow Lagoon, Have Nothing to Do with Swan Lake by Steve Lowery for Long Beach Post
Downtown Long Beach’s newest attraction is finally here – Swan Pedal Boats are now available to rent at Rainbow Lagoon Park! For just $11 an hour for adults and $6 for children 17 or younger, guests can hop into a swan pedal boat and glide across the glassy water. LED-lit Swan Boat Night Rides are also available 7 days a week beginning at Sunset.
Thought to be originally invented as a nod to Richard Wagner’s opera entitled Lohengrin, in which the main character embarks on an epic journey – pulled by a swan-led boat! Robert Paget, a fan of the opera, came up with the idea to create his own swan-led boats to be rented by local Boston residents. Now, over 140 years later, Swan Boats have spread across the country – including the newest location by Wheel Fun Rentals in Long Beach!