Meet Ring-O – Ripley’s Nine-Meter Octopus!

Ripley's Surfers Octopus Naming Contest

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has always been the Gold Coast’s one stop spot for the strange, but things have just gotten weirder—a nine-meter octopus has taken over the building! Blue-ringed and VERY big, Ripley’s octopus comes with many new changes to the attraction, including a brand-new, interactive 7D Moving Theatre ride. Surf by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! at Soul Boardwalk to see what’s new today!

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Ripleys Surfers Paradise Octopus

Goldie? Jimmy? B.R.O? We let YOU decide what to name Ripley’s brand-new ‘Big Thing’ and, after counting thousands of votes, one really stuck… Meet Ring-O! Believe It or Not!, despite its small size, the blue-ringed octopus is one of the most venomous marine animals in the world! Ringo-O is 75 times the size of an average blue-ringed octopus, so watch out! He must be seen to be believed.

Congratulations to T. Townsend for participating in our contest! You are the lucky grand prize winner to receive four Lifetime Family Passes to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Surfers Paradise and $1,000!

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The Believe It or Not! Odditorium that you know and love now has four all-new galleries and dozens of never-before-seen exhibits! Combo this experience with Ripley’s state-of-the-art Moving Theatre, but hang on—it’s going to be a wild ride!

Ripley’s 7D Moving Theatre will leave you hanging at the edge of your seat as you experience every bump, drop, and turn of the movies on this motion simulator. Play against your family and friends in this interactive experience and see who earns their spot at the top of the leaderboard!