"A general combination of all the delights of a
mechanical pleasure ride is the best way to describe the
'Figure 8,' which during the past two years has
undoubtedly firmly established itself as one of the
favourite pleasures of visitors to the WHITE CITY.
(excerpt from the 1909 program)
More than 200,000 people have patronised this 'Figure 8'
and seldom is anyone satisfied to get off the cars until
he has repeated the journey around the fascinating
'Figure 8.' The large percentage of 'repeaters' is the
most eloquent testimony to the popularity of the 'Figure
8.' The various safety appliances attached to this
device to insure against any slip in the machinery or
chance for accident are not to be found on any other in
existence. It is the constant care of the WHITE CITY
management to have every protection against accident
made for the public on every device in the Park, and not
one accident of importance has ever occurred in the
WHITE CITY. This record cannot be equalled by any other
amusement resort in any part of the world."