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. 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.
- Octopus, manufactured by Eyrely Aircraft Company
- Octopus, manufactured by Hayes Fabrication
- Octopus, manufactured by Lusse
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