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A travelling Polyp in the United Kingdom

The Polyp (also known as the Octopus) is a type of ride resembling an octopus. It consists of five to eight arms each attached to a central axis, which move up and down. At the end of each arm are vehicles, which in some cases are capable of spinning independently.


The Octopus was developed in the 1930s by the American Eyerly Aircraft Company.[1] The original design consisted of eight arms each with a single spinning car at the end seating two riders. Eyerly also produced a 16-car version, with two cars attached to each arm.[2] The design was manufactured under license by Lusse of Blackpool, UK.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Octopus. National Fairground and Circus Archive
  2. Eyerly Octopus. Leisure Technical Consultants Limited