A travelling Polyp in the United Kingdom

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. The Polyp develops on the Octopus.


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. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  2. "Eyerly Octopus" (PDF). Leisure Technical Consultants Limited. Retrieved 7 February 2020.