Blackpool Pleasure Beach Whip vehicles

The Whip is an amusement ride containing a rotating center drive, and free-pivoting gondolas, resulting in the vehicle swinging outwards during each rotation.


The Whip was originally produced by William F. Mangels, and patented in 1914.[1]


Each gondola consists of 4 freely rotating wheels, connected to a motor-powered drive-cable. As the ride rotates, each gondola swings outwards, providing a lateral "whip" sensation, where the ride gets its name from. [2]

Some smaller, "kiddie whips" were produced, specifically designed for children. Some feature circular platforms, instead of the ovular ones found on the larger models.

Example of a kiddy whip, (Rye Playland)