The Acrobat is a type of ride which has operated both at stationary amusement parks and with travelling showmen in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
This circular ride has several beams connected to a central spinning pole. At the other end of each arm is a free-spinning passenger gondola. During loading and unloading, the gondolas are all lowered. During operation, each arm rises up and down while the central pole spins. This in turn causes each passenger gondola to spin.