Ride Category: Major / Thrill ride
Recommended for: Adults, Kids age 12 and over, Children accompanied by adult
Passenger Capacity: 16 Adults or 24 Kids
Features: Patron controlled free-spinning seats capable of upside-down action.
Rock-O-Planes were originally built by the Eyerly Aircraft Co. When that company folded the rights to all of their rides were purchased by Oregon Rides Inc. ORI now distributes parts for Eyerly built rides. This particular ride was built in 1965 as a ground mounted ride. This “Rock” as it is referred to by show people was trailer mounted by Wisdom industries in 1986. It is an original member of the first seven rides on the Lewellen Amusements carnival in 2000. When purchased this ride was blue with all white tubs. In 2001 the ride was overhauled at the Lewellen shop. It was painted classic “Rock” green. Its tubs were pin-striped and the hydraulic drive system was redone. In 2003 the ride took an unexpected trip to ORI to have its main center bearings replaced. While there the ride received many other updates such as new folding sweeps and a different racking system. It has since been completely repainted again. The Rock-O-Plane is one of the fastest and most enjoyable rides on the Lewellen carnival and for that reason it was chosen as the show logo in 2000.