Chair-O-Plane (Butlin's Minehead)

Wonderful Waveswinger at New Metroland in 2006
Butlin's Minehead
Location Minehead, Somerset, England, UK
Status Operating since 2014
Rider height
  • Minimum: 100 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 120 cm
Krystal Bishton
Location Travelling
Operated December 2010 to 2013
Clacton Pier
Location Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK
Operated 2009 to 2010
New MetroLand
Name Wonderful Waveswinger
Location Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England, UK
Operated February 1988 to April 2008
Manufacturer Zierer
Product Wave Swinger

Chair-O-Plane is a Waveswinger built by German manufacturer Zierer currently located at Butlin’s Minehead in Somerset, England, UK.[1] It has operated there since the 2014 season.

At Butlin's Minehead in 2015


The ride (originally known as Wonderful Waveswinger) was new to New MetroLand in Gateshead, and opened with the park in February 1988.[2][3] It operated at the indoor park for a number of years, until the park’s closure in April 2008. It was sold to showman Brandon Bishton who opened the ride on Clacton Pier during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. It then passed to Krystal Bishton, who operated the ride on the travelling circuit in the UK.


  1. Butlin’s Minehead Fairground - Butlin’s
  2. "MetroLand advert". Gateshead Post. 1988-02-25. p. 7. Retrieved 2024-01-18.
  3. Metroland opened 30 years ago - Chronicle Live

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