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Rock O Plane - Amusement Ride Extravaganza

Rock O Plane

Debuting in 1947 by the Eyerly Aircraft Company, the Rock O Plane has truly stood the test of time on the carnival midway, putting smiles on people’s faces for over 60 years and accommodating 16 adults or 24 kids at a time, in eight cars.

Rock-o-Plane’s key feature is its unique rider-interaction - patrons can control their free-spinning seats with a >brake

During transport, the ride packs down to a single trailer - the main pole folds down on a hydraulic ram with 4 arms folding each length of it, and the cars unbolted and positioned underside (or above)

There are approx 30 units in the UK and around 40 in USA. At least 2 units were built under license in Australia in the 1960’s, while in 1999, a UK engineer developed a forward-facing seat arrangement, essentially creating a whole new ride experience.

35 Responses to “Rock O Plane”

  1. I want to ride one of these things. Do you know what shows carry them in the U.S.A?

    Jim - May 10th, 2011 at 6:53 am

  2. I love this ride, but it bruises your legs.

    mike - May 27th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

  3. Jim, Chance rides has a few,and also kissel brothers shows

    mike - May 27th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

  4. Looks like a fun ride! Does anyone know who in Australia operates or operated these rides?

    Ben - June 15th, 2011 at 8:10 am

  5. I finally rode one of this at Santa Cruz Boardwalk - big fun!

    VulcanNonibird - June 23rd, 2011 at 5:48 am

  6. this must be new . is this new??????????????????

    Oliver - July 9th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

  7. This ride kind of reminds me of the Skydiver because technically its a ferris wheel where you can control the gondola

    MB - July 15th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

  8. We have one of these. I went on it yesterday for the first time. IT WAS AWESOME! I loved it. but i blacked out on it for a second. the one i know is called rok n rol though?

    BL - August 20th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

  9. Outstanding!

    The Flaming Pencil - September 15th, 2011 at 1:47 am

  10. Lagoon in Farmington, Utah has one. You can roll the cage if you rock and work the brake correctly…big fun.

    http://www.lagoonisfun.com/misc.php?page=rocko

    Greg - September 17th, 2011 at 4:55 am

  11. We have one sitting in the weeds behind the warehouse. Hasn’t operated since the nineties.

    Chuck - October 31st, 2011 at 4:12 pm

  12. Outstanding wheel. Its a shame more shows (big and small) don’t carry one of these. It has great thrills, its easy to set up/tear down, and you can pull it as double with another load. Shows need to think about putting more wheels back on their midways (not just a few giant wheels) to give people choice (and make the midway look stronger).

    Jim - November 12th, 2011 at 4:25 am

  13. new New NEw NEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    oliver - December 4th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

  14. Two locations in Sydney that had Rock O Planes were Luna Park and Manly Fun Pier. Manly Fun Pier closed down sometime in the 70’s and the one at Luna Park was eventually removed.

    Neil - January 13th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

  15. Is this machine for sale?

    Peter - January 25th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  16. “We have one sitting in the weeds behind the warehouse. Hasn’t operated since the nineties.

    Chuck - October 31st, 2011 at 4:12 pm”

    Is this machine for sale? Can you give Chuck my email address?

    Peter - January 25th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

  17. picketts had one 25 30 yrs ago young jamie was bout 13?14 was operating it at the clayton school fair in vic ,and he gave me a fair work out on it to

    jimmy toot - May 25th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

  18. Jimmy toot. Pickets one is still going strong! It did have a rest for 10 years. It’s just also had a re-theame & is now called the superstar and still dose school fates in Melbourne and around Victoria!

    Josh - July 12th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

  19. I have rode this since the early 70s. A true classic. Try working the brake so that you are upside down at the bottom and then adjust it so that you climb still upside down. maximum pressure!

    David Harbour - August 1st, 2012 at 7:29 am

  20. Hello all, We have a Rock-O-Plane here in Oregon. It is in Portland Oregon, at Oaks Amusement Park. I really enjoyed the ride, and it came to me as a surprise that I did not know about the brake, which is like a bar with a ring in the centre of it. I rode on it two times before I learned about it on my third ride.

    Alfredo - August 10th, 2012 at 12:20 am

  21. They have one at the mushroom festival in michigan

    kyle - August 31st, 2012 at 6:13 am

  22. This came to my local fair every year when I was a kid, but we called it the egg roll. It was my favorite ride!

    Joe - October 9th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

  23. I have a couple of nice pictures of the Rock O Plane Josh from Portland bught off Pickets and refurbished if you want them emailed to you

    Geoff Smart - October 26th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

  24. We have this ride at the pumkin show but its called the star didnt go up to the pumkin show this year

    Wyatt - November 13th, 2012 at 8:43 am

  25. I love this ride, I’m so happy the show I work for has one. The best name I have heard locals call it was “the Rat Cage”.

    Kat - November 13th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

  26. I’m putting together a small museum of individual seats, cages, cars, etc from amusement park rides and carnival rides. If anyone knows of an individual Rock-O-Plane cage (not the whole structure, just one cage/seat), please contact me. I don’t resell. This isn’t a buy and sell business. I also want a Skydiver car, Flying Cage, Rock-O-Plane Cage, several others. I am in Youngstown, Ohio and Northern Virginia. Jim (330) 774-4107

    Jim Amey - January 24th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

  27. any body have photos of this ride packed for transport?

    chris - June 6th, 2013 at 4:37 am

  28. I own a rock-o-plane! i am looking to get in touch with Oregon Rides Inc or ORI does anyone know how I can?

    Aaron - June 20th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

  29. There’s a Rock O Plane at Sandy Lake Park in Carrollton, TX (part of Dallas)

    Kelsey - August 2nd, 2013 at 10:12 am

  30. Hi, does anyone have the contact details for anyone looking to sell a Rock o Plane? Either which needs refurbishing or a working unit? Regards Jamie Knowles. jknowles77@gmail.com

    Jamie Knowles - September 13th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

  31. Dear guys we are a professional amusement rides supplier , if you interest to our amusement rides , you can contact me , waiting for your feedback , thanks & best regards , Eva

    Eva - December 2nd, 2013 at 5:35 pm

  32. Rock O Plane is awesome. There used to a lot of them around but now I only know of two Rocks traveling around my area.

    Brian - March 6th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

  33. It looks like fun I think I might go on it this summer

    Joseph - May 6th, 2014 at 5:15 am

  34. Hello eva i have just brought a rock o plane and i am looking for some parts i can not get hold of oregon rides who have the rights in the states can you help

    glenn - May 13th, 2014 at 10:01 am

  35. Dear Madam/Sir This is Azadeh from BAMIKA International Group in IRAN, and I would like to let you know that we are the organizer of the AMTECH amusement and park exhibition in IRAN. This International exhibition, AMTECH, will be held in TEHRAN, IRAN from February 12 to 15th and we would like you to have a representation in said exhibition in IRAN. If do not have the readiness to be in this exhibition this year, we would like to offer you: 1- Web Banner of your Exhibition in the website 2- Catalog entry information in the official catalog of the exhibition 3- Putting your logo of exhibition in all printing materials From our side we kindly ask you to do the same for us We also, would like you to be our agent in your country and we provide a 15% commission for said representation. We really appreciate your business and look forward to work with you in the future. Best Regards Azadeh International Marketing Manager

    Azadeh - August 25th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

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