k, here's the deal with suggestions for the carrousel ride at other times .... thanks for the suggestions, but -um - no. Respectfully.
We are busy in the morning. In fact, if there's a 10 am ceremony of some sort, our gang is going to miss it. I felt that the noon meet of every freaking Disneyland fan in the world (hooray!) will provide the best chance of gathering 70 people to ride the Caroussel (by the way, is it two R's or two S's in the non-merry-go-round word?).
So, really, at 12:30 or thereabouts, we will be gathering all volunteers for this funtastical adventure, and heading off for Fantasyland before 1:00 p.m. I'm really sorry if the timing of this doesn't work for this person or that, but we can't possibly work to the benefit of everybody's schedule on this frantic day. We are working here with Not Afraid's schedule of Attraction Quest in the morning, and Blue Bayou late lunch.
Our appreciation, thanks, and share-the-fun for everyone who can and will participate. Our regrets to all others. But there will be so much fun on July 17th, that I trust anyone who must miss the Caroussel takeover will have plenty of joy otherwise on their plates.