The Octopus opened in Aqualand in 1984, taking the site that had been occupied the previous season by the Spaceboat.

Fact File

Location: Aqualand / Talbot Street

Manufacturer: Carousel BV

Distributor: HUSS

Opening Year: 1984

Closing Year: 1992

The very definition of a 1980’s fairground attraction, the Octopus was a marvelous ‘spin and spew’ ride with gondolas on the end of legs spinning on a wavy course.

The ride stayed in Aqualand through to the area’s retheme in 1992 when it was then moved to Talbot Street to make way for the entrance to Katanga Canyon, but it was removed the following year when Talbot Street become the Land of Make Believe.