The Kiddie Ride

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The plaque on the ride says: In memory of "The Crocodile Hunter" - Steve Irwin - a great Australian, Conservationist and Wildlife Warrior. note 

Ah, kiddie rides. Those things that practically suck the spare change out of your pockets (particularly if you're a parent) and are largely found in or near shopping malls. The things that attract little kids (and Periphery Demographic crowds like bored or drunken teenagers) like magnets.

Originally invented as a Christmas present by an engineer for his kids, and then commercialized as a portable alternative of the carousel (and additional income earner for grocers), these have since crossed into Merchandise-Driven (and occasionally, Misaimed Marketing) subtrope territory with the introduction of the licensed kiddie ride. Now kids will be able to rent up to one and a half minutes of their favorite characters' time for a dollar or two.

Subset of The Merch.

If a TV show targeted at children gets very popular, it's bound to spawn at least one kiddie ride. If it has an Earworm theme tune, the ride will play a snippet of it every five minutes to attract attention, and on repeat while in operation.

Note: This index is a list of shows and franchises that have been immortalized by having their characters licensed for being made into a kiddie ride. It does not involve works that feature a kiddie ride in their plots; those belong under another trope.


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    Advertising 
  • Harris Teeter in the US has a dragon kiddie ride called Harry the Happy Dragon made specially for it's stores. However, one that (strangely) plays It's a Small World was found at the Myrtle Beach Mall.
  • EMT created this, featuring the mascot of a shopping chain called Obi Bauhaus Baumarkt in Germany. It has to be seen to be believed.
    • EMT had also created rides that advertised Haribo Fritt candies and Benetton's racing team.
  • Jolly Roger somehow earned the rights to make a Tony the Tiger skateboard kiddie ride from Kellog's Frosties.
  • Amutec created a ride based on Bassets' Jelly Babies sweets.
  • Chuck E. Cheese has moved from just having an arcade in their restaurant to having a set of specially customized rides featuring their mascots.
    • Showbiz Pizza apparently also has a set of rides made specially for it's restaurants.
  • McDonald's once had a carousel featuring some pretty strange figures for it's playland. It also had a Birdie kiddie ride.
  • Toys R Us has had several Geoffrey Giraffe rides made, the most common taking the form of Geoffrey on a jetski.
  • In Japan, Pharmaceutical conglomerate Sato Chemicals actually commissioned rides featuring their mascots Sato-chan and Satoko-chan. They can usually be found in front of pharmacies.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Animal Yokocho
  • Anpanman: Fairly common in Japan with several different types of rides made.
  • Daisuki! BuBu ChaCha: ChaCha in car form. It has a built in game that plays while the ride is in motion. Knockoffs of the ride has also been made by Chinese manufacturers.
  • Doraemon: All made by Bandai Namco Entertainment under the Banpresto brand, there's a Doraemon time machine ride with an interactive screen and buttons (actually, there are two versions of the time machine ride- the one with the interactive screen mentioned, and a older, smaller version of the ride that lacks the screen), a Giant Doraemon that fits two kids and move in a spinning motion (also having an interactive screen and buttons), a Doraemon pirate ship (again, with an interactive screen and buttons), one with Doraemon sitting on a cloud with the rider, and a fire engine with Doraemon on it. Again, sadly, officially they're No Export for You and can only be found in Japan, although like other Japanese arcade machines they've been unofficially exported to other Asian countries via grey-market imports. Aside from that, however, there's also dozens of Chinese-made unlicensed knockoffs which are sadly, much more prevalent.
  • Dragon Ball: One where the child gets to ride on Nimbus with Goku. By Bandai Namco Entertainment.
  • Dr. Slump: Arale-chan on a time machine. It appears to be a very early ride by Banpresto. And yes, we know what you're thinking- the design is prone to abuse.
  • Gundam - Another Banpresto aka Bandai Namco Entertainmenti ride.
  • Hamtaro - Again, by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It appears to be a modified version of the Ojamajo Doremi ride.
  • Hello Kitty - Notable for being the few franchises where kiddie rides are manufactured in both Japan and Europe (the other being Thomas the Tank Engine). It should be noted that there are also tons of unlicensed Hello Kitty rides. One can easily tell the fakes apart because the character looks Off-Model.
    • From Japan, we have (in loose chronological order) Hello Kitty teaching in front of a blackboard, Hello Kitty sitting in a boat, Hello Kitty holding on to some balloons (all three are rocking rides, by the way), three Hello Kitty cars (one with a monitor to play out a simple game with the rider), a Hello Kitty Cinderella-like coach (again with monitor to play out a game), a battery-operated car, a "magical" piano with Hello Kitty standing on the top, and Hello Kitty hanging on to a Winged Unicorn which the rider will ride on. And that's just the known models. There are apparently several manufacturers, but the most prevalent one is apparently Bandai Namco Entertainmenti.
    • From Europe, we have two models of a different Hello Kitty "Happy Car" (one is a single-seater where the rider gets to sit next to Hello Kitty and the other is a two-seater where Hello Kitty is sitting in the back of the car instead), a Fun House ride, and a log-see-saw ride of the same design as The Smurfs, but with Hello Kitty on the other end. All models are made by Cogan of Italy.
      • There's even a knockoff version of the single seater car, made by an unknown company.
      • Allegedly, Sanrio embraces this trope, as aside from Hello Kitty, there's also Jewelpet kiddie rides among others.
  • Midori No Makibao - a carousel by Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Ojamajo Doremi - another ride by Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • One Piece - And again, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Pokonyan- Miki-chan and Pokonyan in a hot-air balloon, by Capcom. The ride has a monitor that plays out a simple game while it's in use.
  • Sailor Moon - A Bandai Namco Entertainment ride. It dispenses either candy or capsule toys when the ride ends.

    Comics 
  • Astérix: An Obelix see-saw, courtesy of EMT (the makers of the Lightning McQueen and the offensive Donald Duck and Marsupilami rides).
  • Batman - Tons of Batmobile rides, courtesy of Bafco, Kiddie's Manufacturing and Cogan. Perhaps one of the earliest known example of licensed vehicle rides. Also spawned a Batcave featuring Batman and Robin (Jolly Roger), and later, a carousel ride (Ride On! Entertainment).
    • When Batman came out in 1989, it spawned an unlicensed ride called the "Jetmobile", which resembled the Batmobile from the movie. The earliest ones were black and yellow, but newer models are usually silver. The ride strangely plays the Star Wars theme when it's in motion.
  • Garfield - Two models exist- one with Garfield driving a taxi, the other design is Garfield himself which the rider sits in, plus one unlicensed rip-off of the latter model, complete with a bow on Garfield's head. The licensed rides were made in the 1990s by Jolly Roger, the same company that put out Stuart Little, Clifford, Arthur, Bob the Builder and Peanuts rides. Aside from that, the license was recently reassigned to Memopark, who put out a Garfield airplane with a video screen.
  • Peanuts - Has five licensed rides - a bi-plane with Snoopy and Woodstock, a fire truck, an ice-cream truck; all released in 1996 by Kiddie's (Kiddie Ride Enterprises), and Snoopy's doghouse as a race car and Snoopy driving a taxi by Jolly Roger. Also dozens of unlicensed ripoffs.
  • Popeye - One with Popeye on a boat by Jolly Roger and Popeye on a rocket, possibly an Italian origin. The notorious thing about the design of the Jolly Roger version is that the coin slot is (oddly) on Popeye's crotch.
  • Rupert Bear - Rupert with Podgy Pig and Bill Badger in a red-and-blue car, courtesy of Photo-Me. There was another design featuring Rupert in his red car, Bruce, for the 2000s Rupert Bear: Follow the Magic... series by Jolly Roger.
  • Spider-Man - With Spidey in either a helicopter, motorcycle, or sports car. There is also a Spider-Man vehicle carousel, courtesy of Ride On! Entertainment. Ital-Resina has also spawned a ripoff Spider-Man motorcycle, which can be found in Walton Pier.
  • The Incredible Hulk - You get to drive a Jeep with Hulk in the back seat. Manufactured by Kiddie's in the late 1990s.
  • Superman - From Jolly Roger. With Superman stopping the train you're in.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The licensed turtle van and turtle-copter, both by Bafco, along with several lesser quality knockoffs.
    • Northern Leisure/Kiddy Rides UK, has secured the license to produce new rides based on the 2012 series.

  • X-Men - One of Wolverine in a disproportionately tiny Blackbird, manufactured by Kiddie's in the late 1990s.

     Film 
  • 102 Dalmatians - Both a single puppy and a three-seater carousel, both from Merkur.
  • Dumbo - Tons of ripoffs from China (albeit pretty well done ripoffs- the head even moves while the ride is in motion!) since the 70s before Coinstar finally produced an official Dumbo ride.
  • Godzilla - A carousel and an interactive ride where you get to sit inside the titular monster himself. Both by Banpresto (Bandai-Namco).
  • Lady and the Tramp - One unlicensed kiddie ride exists, featuring Lady and Tramp in a cup, courtesy of Ital-Resina. The ride plays "Who Let the Dogs Out?" while the ride was in motion. The ride even featured a few quotes and sound effects from the movie!

    Literature 
  • Arthur - A school bus ride was made by Jolly Roger in the United Kingdom in the early 2000s. The other characters are just stickers on the ride.
  • Blinky Bill - One was made by Kidzstuff, featuring Blinky in a car that's made out of wood.
  • The Busy World Of Richard Scarry - Lowly's apple car and Banana Gorilla's Bananamobile (the latter is actually quite rare), made by Jolly Roger.
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog - One made by Jolly Roger in the United Kingdom in the early 2000s.
  • Mr. Men - Three models (Mr. Funny's shoe car, Little Miss Sunshine's pink car, and Mr. Bump on a see-saw) were made by Jolly Roger in the 1990s. The Little Miss Sunshine car is particularly rare. The Mr. Bump see-saw's design is the same as Mr. Blobby's. There was also Mr. Happy on a train that was made in limited numbers, apparently by Kidzstuff.
  • Noddy's Toyland Adventures - Noddy rides are just as popular as the Postman Pat rides, and it shows. Almost a dozen designs exist (including one version that plays back a LaserDisc video onto a monitor positioned in front of the ride; courtesy of Bell Fruit), and the ride manufacturer license has changed hands several times, from Bafco, to Photo-Me, to Northern Leisure/Kiddy Rides UK, to Amutec. From Make Way for Noddy, we have Noddy and Tessie Bear in the car, which was released by Mitchells and later, Jolly Roger. Some of the JR versions feature a video screen. From Noddy in Toyland, there is a carousel by Jolly Roger featuring Noddy and Mr. Plod, which plays the Make Way for Noddy theme tune and a button that makes horn sounds when the ride is in motion. Perhaps unsurprisingly, all the rides feature Noddy's little yellow car. The rides have also been exported worldwide- one has been seen in a Walmart in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, of all places.
  • Paddington Bear - an open-top blue taxi by OMC Electronics in 1993 based on the 70s stop-motion series, and later, a regular taxi by Jolly Roger (which comes in two colors - dark red and black) which was based on the 1997 Cinar series, The Adventures of Paddington Bear.
  • Spot the Dog - Did not do well in arcades and malls in the United Kingdom due to the design (most operators complained that the ride design put too much focus on the train as Spot is just a relatively small figure on the back. Allegedly only 11 units were produced in the UK OMC factory for the entire European market), but apparently did well enough in Australia to warrant a rumored second design.
  • Stuart Little - One of a 50s car by Jolly Roger.
  • Thomas the Tank Engine - At least half a dozen models come from the UK alone, such as rides from Mitchells and Jolly Roger, and with at least another half dozen models (including an interactive model with a video screen) being produced in Japan by Banpresto (Bandai Namco Entertainment). Additionally several models including a big carousel (and a mini Lo-Boy variant) were produced by Kiddy Rides Australia. A Chinese kiddie ride company also spawned an unlicensed Thomas ride, with the eighth season theme tune.
  • Winnie-the-Pooh - No less than five designs exist, including a rotating honey pot (Coinstar), a carousel (EMT) and a log-see-saw (EMT). There is also a Tigger boat and carousel ride, also by EMT.

    Live Action TV 
  • Andy Pandy - spawned a carousel based on the 2002 reboot, courtesy of Ride On! Entertainment.
  • Bananas in Pyjamas - One of B1 and B2 in the Ratmobile by Fun2Learn.
  • Barney & Friends - At least four different ride designs are known to exist (A car, a train, a tractor, and a vehicle carousel). The train model was made by Fun2Learn in the late 90s or the 2000s, while the car was made by Kiddy Rides Australia in the 2000s and the tractor was made by Jolly Roger in the early 2000s and the carousel was made by Ride On! Entertainment shortly after.
  • Bear in the Big Blue House - Two versions were made by Fun2Learn, both of them feature Bear, Pip and Pop on a boat. The first version, released in either the 1990s or the early 2000s, had boat sounds (could be something to do with licensing) and no start message, whilst the second version, released in October 2002, had boat sounds as well as the theme tune and a start message. Both versions feature Noel MacNeal as the voice of Bear. In Welling Tesco, there does exist a Bear in the Big Blue House ride with the sounds muddled up.
  • Bill & Ben, The Flowerpot Men - We have Bill and Ben riding a wheelbarrow based on the 2001 reboot, courtesy of Mitchells.
  • Brum - Brum himself, courtesy by Amutec in the late 90s and other versions released in the early 2000s. The ride has had several minor revisions during it's run.
  • Crocodile Hunter - As seen on the page image, complete with fiberglass Steve Irwin mannequin, by Kiddy Rides Australia. Each ride also has a plaque saying that each ride was built in memory of the late Steve Irwin.
  • Doctor Who gave rise to a coin-operated Dalek ride back in The '60s and a TARDIS kiddie ride in The '80s.
  • Here's Humphrey - A two seater car and a single seater car, featuring Humphrey Bear. Courtesy of Kiddy Rides Australia.
  • Hi-5 - Spawned a carousel where kids could ride on various instruments, by Ride On! Entertainment. The ride was discontinued in 2015... years after Hi-5 split up. It is now available as any generic design.
  • In The Night Garden - Spawned Igglepiggle's boat in the 2000s, courtesy of Jolly Roger.
  • Jay Jay the Jet Plane - From Fun2Learn (the same team that brought us Postman Pat and the Sesame Street rides), we have Jay Jay and Snuffy, which were released in 2003. Also, Coinstar spawned several models; their versions of Jay Jay and Snuffy with a different soundboard and dashboard, along with the red Latino plane, Lina.
  • LazyTown - One was made by Northern Leisure/Kiddy Rides UK in 2010. The ride vehicle is a contraption made specifically for the ride called a "flypod", featuring Sportacus. In 2016, some of these were converted into "Afterburners" flypods.
  • Mr Blobby: A see-saw and a boat, manufactured in 1994 by Jolly Roger. However, on the boat, the coin slot and start/sound buttons appear to be on Mr. Blobby himself. The see-saw design was later re-used for the Mr. Bump see-saw. During Christmas times in the 90s, some see-saws had Mr. Blobby replaced with Father Christmas/Santa Claus.
  • Muffin the Mule - The titular mule by Edwin Hall in the 50s. There was supposed to be one of the 2005 animated revival series, but the revivial series flopped before the ride could be made.
  • The Muppets has several, most notably of the Muppet Babies characters, from EMT.
  • Play School - The Australian version, at least, spawned a carousel, by Kiddy Rides Australia.
  • Rosie and Jim - We have the Ragdoll by OMC Electronics (John Cunliffe), and later an updated version by Amutec (Neil Brewer) that features two options: one with a peekaboo window featuring Rosie & Jim and one with a LCD display showing four clips that's probably a modified version of the Peekaboo window ride (the latter being rare; good news: AJ The Fangirl found one in Skegness, but some buttons don't work and the audio is mute).
  • Sesame Street - Kiddie Ride Enterprises (Kiddie's Manufacturing) manufactured three rides in the U.S. in 1997-1998; a race car featuring Elmo and Zoe, a fire truck featuring Ernie and Bert, and an airplane featuring Big Bird and Little Bird. A few other rides based on the show, particularly prevalent in other countries, were manufactured by Fun2Learn, featuring Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Big Bird & Elmo in various vehicles.
  • The Sooty Show - From Sooty & Co, there is the camper van from the show that is interactive and educational and is produced by Mitchells. Matthew Corbett was the voice-over for the ride, and while Sooty is a figure in the ride, Sweep, Soo and Scampi (except Matthew) are decorations on the ride.
  • Teletubbies actually had three rides spawned. The Tubbytronic Superdome and a three-seater carousel, both with the main characters and the other one featuring the Ensemble Darkhorse Noo-Noo. Noo-Noo and the Tubbytronic Superdome were by Amutec, while the three-seater carousel was by Jolly Roger.
  • Thunderbirds - Spawned two rides, Thunderbird 1 and Thunderbird 2, both by Mitchells. There did exist a Jolly Roger-refurbished Thunderbird 2 in a Tesco somewhere.
  • Tweenies - Actually spawned two rides: the rocket from the opening theme, and Ensemble Darkhorse Doodles, both by Amutec. Strangely, the Tweenies rocket rides were often refurbished with Stamar sound boards, it has come to a point where refurbished rides with the Stamar sound boardsnote  are far more common than those with the original boards.
  • Ultra Series: several, including a ride with a simple racing game. It is also the original template of the ride on a superhero's back rides that are so prevalent in Japan and copied by several Chinese knockoff makers. All are made by Banpresto (Bandai-Namco)
  • The Wiggles - The Big Red Carnote  , a carousel by Kiddy Rides Australia, and a rare Ensemble Darkhorse Dorothy the Dinosaur swing ride, made by a company in New Zealand.note 

    Toys 
  • There was a Mister Potato Head in a car ride by Kiddie's back in the late 90s.
  • There were also several Tonka vehicle rides, also by Kiddie's.
  • An unknown company produced several Hot Wheels branded car rides. Date unknown.

    Video Games 
  • Super Mario Bros.: There's one where you get to ride on Yoshi and watch a Mario figure kick a Koopa Troopa shell repetitively while the ride was in motion. It's by Banpresto (now Bandai Namco Entertainment), who at that time (the mid-90s) has an alliance with Nintendo for amusement arcade games. There's another ride in the shape of a carriage with a monitor and interactive buttons. Unfortunately, they're Japan-only (although they've been parallel imported into several Asian countries).
    • There's also a Mario Kart ride made by OMC Electronics, which features the Super Mario World theme tune.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog is also not exempted- the Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car and Sonic Cosmo Fighter are two early kiddie rides made by Sega themselves back in the classic Sonic days. These rides also featured built-in monitors that played out a basic "game" while the ride is in use, blurring the line a bit between them and arcade games. (The Segasonic Popcorn Shop from the same era worked similarly, though it was a vending machine rather than a ride.). As per usual with many Japanese licensed rides, these rides were not officially exported, although grey-market imports can be found in several parts of the world. Ironically tho, some have reported that they've seen English versions of the ride being placed at high-tourist traffic locations in Japan, suggesting that Sega may have considered exporting them at one point.
    • There's also a modern Sonic ride based on Sonic's car in Sonic And Sega All Stars Racing, again built by Sega themselves. Unlike the other Sonic attempts, this one is a straight up kiddie ride. And unlike the classic Sonic rides, this model is being exported worldwide. This ride features a pushbutton with lots of classic sounds.
  • Pokémon, both the Anime and the games, are also not exempted to the treatment. Especially prominent are rides featuring Pikachu. Sadly, like many Japanese licensed kiddie rides, they're not officially exported out of Japan either. Unfortunately, there are also knockoff rides, and those are sadly much more prominent outside of Japan.

    Western Animation 
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks - A car with Alvin in it by EMT.
  • Bob the Builder - Scoop and Roley, courtesy of Jolly Roger. Some of these models have a big video screen. Also, Ride On! Entertainment spawned a carousel featuring Scoop, Lofty and Muck. Unfortunately, there's also a knockoff version of Scoop made by an unknown company (one was made by Automaty Kupper), which looks and acts almost like the real thing.
  • Budgie The Little Helicopter - The titular helicopter and the Black Rock Lighthouse, both courtesy of Mitchells. There were also two versions of Budgie, both made by Kidzstuff in 1997.
  • Cars - Lightning McQueen, courtesy of EMT. Merkur has re-released McQueen with a different facial expression and a new soundboard and has also spawned Tow Mater and Lightning McQueen again, but this time, in his Dinoco paint job. Also spawned unlicensed rides of McQueen, Mater and the rest of the cast. Motoi made a "Phantom Plane" ride with the same colour and face as Mater.
  • Cars 2 - Spawned a twin ride featuring Lightning McQueen and Mater, courtesy of Cogan. There was also a race car simulator ride made by Ital-Resina in 2016 which resembles the A-Team van and shows clips while the ride is in motion.
  • Chuggington has inevitably spawned a carousel, courtesy of Ride On! Entertainment.
  • Classic Disney characters - Perhaps most infamously, a questionably designed Donald Duck ride. The ride itself was designed so that Donald was laying on his back, chilling, while the rider would be on his tummy... and his bill would end up being close to any given rider's crotch. The ride was originally designed by ElektroMobilTechnik (EMT) GmbH when they first secured the Disney license, but the license persisted when Merkur bought over EMT, in which then production of those rides were dropped and more sensible designs were made. However, some of the EMT-era machines are still out in the open, including in Johnny's Saloon in Huntington Beach, California, USA, where it's used as a naughty photo op (for adults, of course). Merkur still holds the license to manufacture Disney rides, however the license is now shared with Cogan. Disturbingly however, Chinese ride makers have started making rip-off versions of said offensive Donald ride. Apparently they don't understand why it's so popular but want a piece of the pie nontheless.
    • Also from the maker of said Donald Duck ride: A slightly less suggestive but still questionably designed Marsupilami ride.
      • In the interest of full disclosure, there is a third ride in said design, but it was that of a generic bear.
  • Dora the Explorer - Northern Leisure/Kiddy Rides UK has gotten the rights to produce a ride based on the series.
  • Engie Benjy - Dan the Van by R.G. Mitchell.
  • Fireman Sam - One of Jupiter by OMC Electronics. There was also a Northern Leisure version and a Mitchells version featuring Sam and Penny.
  • The Flintstones. Rides include Fred Flintsone (Flintmobile) and Barney Rubble's (Loggin Continential) cars along with Dino, made by Kiddie's Manufacturing in 1994. The ride license has changed hands to Memopark of Italy however, and a revamped version of the Flintmobile and Dino has been released, along with a new interactive hydraulic glider ride featuring Fred and Wilma.
  • Ice Age - A jumbo Manny ride by Cogan. The website incorrectly states the movie as a Disney/Pixar movie.
  • The Jetsons - several rides by Kiddie's Inc.
  • The Koala Brothers - the brothers' plane, courtesy of Northern Leisure/Kiddy Rides UK.
  • The Lion King - Made by Coinstar or Merkur Electronics, based off Pumbaa. One could argue that they missed an opportunity to produce a Simba cub ride, or even an adult Simba one, given the numerous adult Simba knockoffs in Asia (and that Bafco UK produced a safari van ride with a lion cub that looked suspiciously like Simba as a cub on it and also Whittaker Bros. have spawned the Park Ranger, Big Top Circus and Toytown Zoo in the 90s featuring the Simba cub lookalike on the roof too).
  • Little Einsteins - a ride based on Rocket, courtesy of Merkur, but the main characters only exist as stickers stuck to the ride.
  • Looney Tunes - Memopark had a license to produce Looney Tunes rides, with a hydraulic Daffy Duck plane ride in production at one point, and they still make a regular Sylvester plane. Additionally, there was a Baby Looney Tunes train that was in production in Japan.
  • Mighty Mouse - Carrying a rocket, courtesy of Jolly Roger.
  • My Little Pony - One was based on Starlight from My Little Pony Tales, by Jolly Roger. Notable in that the ride frequently mismatches the cutie mark and the colors of the pony.
  • Muppet Babies - Several models by EMT Germany, including a car with Kermit or Fozzie Bear and a spaceship with Kermit and Gonzo.
  • PAW Patrol - Northern Leisure/Kiddy Rides UK has produced a ride in 2016 that features Marshall in his fire truck. Chase's police cruiser is currently being worked on, and features Skye riding along with Chase.
  • Peppa Pig - two models of Daddy Pig's car (one with a monitor and one without), a space rocket and two models of a carousel (comes in two-seater and three-seater variants) both by Northern Leisure/Kiddy Rides UK There is also a "dome" ride as well as a two-seater carousel, both courtesy of Memopark. There was also an unlicensed Peppa Pig rocket ride featuring a video screen, courtesy of Ital-Resina. The unlicensed rocket ride can be found in Italy and in the Circus Circus arcade in Great Yarmouth.
  • Pingu - Spawned a rather weird half-barrel-half-sled thing featuring Pingu and Robby, designed by OMC Electronics. The ride played "Woodpeckers from Space" and the Pingu theme tune.
  • The Pink Panther - At least three designs were made by Jolly Roger in the 1990s: a police van featuring both the Panther and Clouseau and a see-saw (which could be a modified Mr. Blobby design) featuring the Panther which were both made in 1994; and a train with both the Panther and Clouseau again, made later in 1998. Aside from that, there's an older ride of the Panther pulling a classic fire engine, the exact age and manufacturer of that ride is unknown, although the ride is thought to be from the 60s or the 70s.
  • Pip Ahoy! - The Bucket (Uncle Skipper's boat) has been made into a kiddie ride by Northern Leisure/Kiddy Rides UK. The ride has an interactive Pip figure which, sadly, kids can't touch as he's encased inside the ride. To get the figure to move, just press the Pip button and something will start lighting up and Pip will rotate in a semi-circle.
  • Planes - Dusty Crophopper, courtesy of Italian kiddie ride maker Cogan.
  • Poppy Cat - One featuring Poppy and Zuzu in their airplane, courtesy of Northern Leisure/Kiddy Rides UK.
  • Postman Pat - The post van (PAT 1) (which has been redesigned twice overnote  ), the Special Delivery Service Helicopter (PAT 3) from Postman Pat: SDS (Amutec), and a ride where you get to sit on a sack of mail next to Pat and Jess (OMC). The signature van design is a pretty common ride all over the UK.
  • Roary The Racing Car: - The titular racing car has been made into one by Jolly Roger, featuring four phrases spoken by Roary.
  • The Real Ghostbusters - From Kiddie's, now you can drive Ecto-1! There is also a fire truck, also made by Kiddie's.
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! has spawned a ride based on the Mystery Machine by Memopark. Aside from that, Memopark also has a Scooby Doo boat and a video coaster ride in the shape of a generic bike helmet with a Scooby Doo livery. Allegedly the rides has a monitor and controls that plays out a simple game while the ride is in motion.
  • The Smurfs- Hmm. Can't say for sure if the ATM Italy rides from the 80s were officially licensed, but now Cogan is producing a line of officially licensed Smurfs rides, including a log-see-saw with Clumsy on one end and a carousel-swing ride under the name "Swinging Smurfs".
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Brace yourselves- after years of only cheapo unlicensed Chinese ripoffs, Northern Leisure/Kiddy Rides UK has gotten the rights to produce an official SpongeBob SquarePants ride from Nickelodeon featuring SpongeBob and Gary the Snail riding in the Krabby Patty Wagon from The Sponge Bob Square Pants Movie.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The 1987 incarnation spawned a ride from Kiddie's featuring the Turtle van with the foursome riding in the back. There's also one based on the toy-exclusive Turtlecopter.
  • Tickety Toc - There's one for Pufferty, the dog-train hybrid who carries Tommy and Tallulah (who're also on the ride) to Chime Time. The ride is manufactured by Jolly Roger. Some rides also have a huge mirror.
  • Tom and Jerry - Kiddie's Manufacturing released two models of rides featuring Tom and Jerry in the mid 1990s. One with the two riding a motorcycle , and a "Cheesemobile" car with 5 buttons that make strange sounds. Some versions of the Cheesemobile are labeled as "Kiddie's Cheese Rider" on the platform. Recently the license was passed to Cogan of Italy which is producing a new version of the motorcycle ride under the name "Tom & Jerry Chopper".
  • Transformers Rescue Bots - Due to it's target demographic, has actually spawned a carousel by Ride On! Entertainment.
  • Wacky Races- Dick Dastardly and Muttley, by Kiddie Rides USA or Amutec.
  • Woody Woodpecker - Two designs were made by Jolly Roger in the 1990s: one with Woody and Chilly Willy in a plane (made in 1996/1997, although the decals say 1995), and another with the two on a fire engine (made in 1998/1999). However, a Woody/Chilly fire engine (thought to be a 2000s reissue) can be found at the West Gate Mall.

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