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Type Rotating Ride
Park Section Center
Built 1931
Opened 1931
Closed Unknown

A ride called the Hey-Dey opened at Olentangy Park in 1931, just south of the Tumble Bug.[1][2] It operated on a circular track and "combines thrills of several earlier rides such as the Tumble Bug, Merry-Go-Round, and The Whip." It had cars that turned as they followed the track.[3] It had a "triple motion" and went 60 miles per hour around the corners.[4] The next year, it was moved near the park entrance.[5]


  1. Raper, Tod. "Guests of Olentangy Park Attend Formal Opening of Talkies." The Columbus Dispatch. 5 June 1931. Pg. 28.
  2. "On the Rialto: For The Children." The Columbus Dispatch. 8 July 1931. Pg. 14.
  3. "New Ride." The Columbus Dispatch. 27 May 1931. Pg. 18.
  4. "Variety Club at Olentangy Fiesta." The Columbus Dispatch. 26 July 1932. Pg. 8.
  5. "On the Rialto: For The Children." The Columbus Sunday Dispatch. 15 May 1932. Pg. 52.