This traditional ride opened in 1987, located in Merrie England and themed as spinning cups and saucers as its name would suggest.

Fact File

Location: Merrie England

Manufacturer: Mack Rides

Capacity per cup: 5

Number of cups: 12

Capacity per hour: 1200

Opening Year: 1987

Closing Year: 2008

Like all other rides of its type, riders could choose the speed of their tea-cup by spinning the wheel in the centre.

The ride is still in the park today, but gone are the cups and saucers, replaced by the rum barrels and cannon balls of Marauder’s Mayhem, following the area’s retheme to Mutiny Bay.

Deconstruction