The Octopus is a type of amusement ride in the shape of an octopus. Five to eight arms attached to a central axis spin and move up and down in random, while cars at the end of the arms spin on rotary bolts. Each Octopus ride has the arms attached the middle of the ride. The middle of the ride will move somehow (Octopus head, Spider cylinder object, and so on). Most octopus rides require guests to be at least 42 inches to ride without an adult; anyone smaller must have an adult with them (although handheld infants are not allowed, obviously).
Different Types of Octopus
There are different kinds of Octopus. They are:
- Eyerly Monster—This ride has six arms, and has four cars attached right above the arm. The cars also spin independently and they have to loaded separately by an employee.
- Eyerly Octopus—This ride has eight arms, and has the two cars attached right above the arm. The cars spin independently and each car must be loaded separately by an employee.
- Eyerly Spider—You will notice that this ride runs exactly like the Octopus. The difference is that the arms are more curved down. It has six arms (rather than eight), and has the two cars attached right above the arm. The cars spin independently and the cars must be loaded separately by an employee.
- Schwarzkopf Monster II—This ride has five arms, and has five cars attached each to arm. However, this ride is different than the previous three. Each arm has metal bars attached to the center of the arm. The center moves in a circle. The cars attach to the metal bars. There are also five arms. The cars do spin independently, and they don't have to be loaded separately by an employee. Sartori also has a ride just like this called a Polyp.
- SDC Polyp—This ride is just like the Schwarzkopf Monster II, but the difference is that the cars don't move independently. They are just stuck on the arms moving. You can see from the picture that the cars are built into the side of the arm.
Spider (Eyerly Spider) Idlewild Park