Originating in 1936 by The Eyerly Aircraft Company (Portland, USA).the Octopus has become a staple fairground attraction. .

The ride consists of a set of undulating arms which bear cars on the end. As the arms raise and lower from the eccentric hub, the cars are exposed to varying clockwise and counter-clockwise spins, resulting in an enjoyable intermediate thrill ride.

35 Responses to “Octopus”

  1. Well let’s just say, I can handle this ride,but my brother almost puked:(

    ba-boss-bomb - July 2nd, 2009 at 7:52 am


    Melissa - August 20th, 2009 at 4:19 am

  3. We have one of these rides at our local amusement park, but we have a 16 tub one.

    Justin - September 8th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

  4. this ride is so awsome i love how sometimes you kept spinning i had this at my fair and i couldnt quit laughing the whole time

    Timmy - November 5th, 2009 at 6:22 am

  5. i love this ride even last year me and my best friend got sick to our stomach we got off finally!

    Jarreau - November 25th, 2009 at 4:15 am

  6. This one is a classic :) it was the first “adult” ride i was allowed to ride, when i was younger

    Jonas - February 21st, 2010 at 2:23 pm

  7. This is at my fair this has my stomach feeling funny everytime.

    jaymorgan - March 19th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

  8. i love this ride its like the best of its kind

    dale - March 25th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

  9. some little yr 7 kid

    cam bonisch - March 26th, 2010 at 11:42 am

  10. yer as a friend

    cam bonisch - March 26th, 2010 at 11:44 am

  11. this ride is cool i went on it 1 time and it was good 2nd time i felt sick

    hayley - March 26th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

  12. Had one of these at the local amusement park, but it was shaped/painted to resemble an octopus – thick, black, wavy “tentacles” with purple suckers with black tubs on the ends.

    Johnny B - April 29th, 2010 at 3:49 am

  13. I’ve been on a similar one called the ‘Trippa’!

    Ryan Smith - July 2nd, 2010 at 2:56 pm

  14. i made a octopus page on facebook

    junior - July 11th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

  15. omg i gave u the wrong link thats kodie horns GAAA

    junior - July 11th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

  16. One of my faves. Last time I rode this, they played BBD’s “Do Me Baby” for the ride music, rofl. I need to get myself some ride time! Unfortunately I live in an area where carnivals only have rides for little kids, guess they figure the big kids and adults are only interested in crafts, beer tents and ’60s tribute bands. Boring!

    Moon - August 23rd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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    sonneandgone - September 6th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

  18. Ive ridden this ride over 20 times and it is still one of my all time favorites.

    Brandon Johnson - October 8th, 2010 at 2:17 am

  19. Looks Pretty cool !!

    Angel - December 21st, 2010 at 6:52 am

  20. hey this is a classic ride that you should cherish forever because it wont be around for much longer.

    ella - May 1st, 2011 at 11:18 am

  21. Never been on this exact model, but did get to ride Eyerly’s Spider version of this ride. This ride was a repeater, meaning well worth the money to buy extra tickets to go on a few more times.

    Ted Russell - July 13th, 2011 at 6:30 am

  22. Octopus and Zipper my two favorite rides ever.I am 48 and still love them. Currently i am doing up an old octopus car and i am wanting to paint it up like the one in the sample picture of millers octopus. Great Fun!

    Geoff.. - January 3rd, 2012 at 6:50 pm

  23. only one pic?! more please!!!!!!!

    oliver - January 7th, 2012 at 11:58 am

  24. i was on one of these that was dressed up like a spider down in WV. i was on with my cousion and it was awsome spinning around looking at the mountians. my cousin did not enjoy it that much XD

    James - July 25th, 2012 at 7:23 am

  25. I wood like to make a small wood model where can I get the speck ? thank bill

    william viens - March 18th, 2013 at 9:57 am

  26. I’m iffy about ever going on one of these again. I have since read so many stories about accidents on these where an arm breaks off.

    Kelsey - August 1st, 2013 at 1:49 pm

  27. this ride is terrible I can not stand it it hurts my stomach

    sophie - May 14th, 2014 at 2:11 am

  28. I miss the spider at south florida fair.

    Green Ninja - July 1st, 2015 at 7:25 am

  29. What is the cost of this ride? Not a ticket, but the whole ride. I need to know for a school project.

    LALA - November 6th, 2015 at 9:55 pm

  30. me too

    lucy - November 6th, 2015 at 9:57 pm

  31. Junior Barnette Mounted his puss on a flat ned with the center over the wheels. The nose of the trailer was lowered to the ground so the who;e ride tilted 30 degrees so the tubs went really high.

    ringmaster - July 31st, 2017 at 11:13 am

  32. Omg I once stole this ride then sold it to my fat brother in law. Together we ripped off every community we went to.

    The one eyed crow - October 9th, 2018 at 7:32 pm

  33. Ok, I love this ride, but it is too thrilling and i am scared to play it.

    Linda Pan - November 21st, 2018 at 5:49 pm

  34. If you are going to possess a good time when you visit your next amusement park, make sure you be on the lookout for your octopus ride or something that is similar.

    crabIsBestFood - April 26th, 2021 at 2:08 am

  35. Does anyone have any information about a variant of the Eyerly Spider (6 arms – 2 tubs per arm) that had a hydraulic center lift rather than a offset mechanical swing center?

    Phil - March 23rd, 2024 at 8:28 pm

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