Caterpillar is a traditional fairground ride located at Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, South Wales. It has been restored by the park to how it would of looked back in the 1950's.
The Caterpillar is a circular ride with the cars following a track. The track is undulating meaning it has humps in it. There is a continuous string of cars around the entire track. The ride was generally operated quite fast and produced a fair amount of lateral force.
Once the ride was up to speed, a canopy would rotate over the cars to enclose them. This was quite popular with young couples. While covered, there was usually a fan that blew air up into the cars at one point on each rotation.
The Caterpillar was once a very popular ride found at many amusement parks. Today, there are only a few left operating with reports of a few being in storage.
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