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, adding a
The Octopus was developed in the 1930s by the American Eyerly Aircraft Company. 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. The design was manufactured under license by Lusse of Blackpool, UK.
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