Hop aboard your very own Bugbie cart and get ready for an adventure on this carousel ride, where younger guests can take control of the steering wheel and whizz around.

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Min. Rider Height: None

Unaccompanied Height: 1.0m

Max. Rider Height: None

Ride Photography: No

Fastrack: No

Tech Specs

Manufacturer: MSI

Ride Type: Carousel

Opened: 1995

Rethemed: 24th May 2014 / 4th July 2020

Duration: 2 mins 00 secs

This ride can be found in the centre of CBeebies Land, adjacent to its pond. After queuing, guests are directed to board the ride with children choosing one of the numbered Bugbie carts and parents sitting on a bench in the middle of the ride. There are three types of cart – Space, Underwater and Outdoors.

The ride is a slow-paced merry go round experience which allows children to whizz around as if racing their carts whilst their parents watch them whizz by. Each cart also has a button which can be pressed to trigger sounds.

This ride was one of the original attractions in Old MacDonald’s Farmyard and first opened in 1995 as Doodle Doo Derby, having been built over part of the duck pond that had previously been the centrepiece of the farm.

Featuring a thatched roof with a large cockerel set on top, young guests could choose to ride one of a wide range of farmyard animals, including chickens, sheep, cows and ducks. Parents could keep a close eye on their little ones from a bench in the middle of the ride. The ride was often very noisy with children able to press a button to hear each animal’s call. It wasn’t unusual to see children getting up mid-ride to change animals, something which, as the animals were securely bolted to the turntable, was perfectly safe.

In October 2013 the animals of Doodle Do Derby made their calls for the last time as Old Macdonald’s Farmyard closed its gates for the last time ready for the transformation into CBeebies Land for the 2014 season, which saw the ride become The Numtums Number-Go-Round.

With the last new series of The Numtums released in 2013, the inclusion of these characters eventually became less relevant, so the ride therefore adopted the more generic Bugbie theme for the 2020 season.

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Construction

When Old Macdonald’s Farmyard and Storybook Land were rethemed into CBeebies Land for May 2014, we documented its construction, including an aerial update from MI7!