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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.

34 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

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