What’s special: the centrifugal force
The Rotor is a true classic among the rides at the Oktoberfest. It celebrated its premiere here in 1955. And even if the Rotor’s exterior has changed over the years, the principle is still the same. Here you feel the centrifugal force on your own body and stick to the wall like a fly. This feeling is just as exciting today as it was in 1955. And this is what happens to riders: You enter the cylinder and lean your upper body against the wall. The cylinder slowly begins to rotate. The speed increases and the ground is lowered. Thanks to the centrifugal force, the riders are now “stuck” to the wall and don’t fall down. If you want to watch the spectacle and don’t have the courage to try this experiment yourself (yet), you can watch from the top of the grandstand.