Ocean Wave

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Ocean Wave
Type Rotating ride
Swinging Ride
Park Section Unknown
Built 1909
Opened 1909
Closed Unknown

The Ocean Wave was a swinging ride at Olentangy Park installed in 1909.[1] It was an amusement device that was made to imitate the motion of a boat in the water.[2] Although found on playgrounds, this ride is often called a "witch's hat," but this version appears to have been much bigger.


In July 1909, Earl Sands, 14, suffered a badly crushed leg after his leg became caught beneath the platform. It took three stitches to close a gash in the leg below the knee.[2]


  1. "Olentangy." Columbus Evening Dispatch. 11 April 1909. Pg. 5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Boy Injured at Buckeye Outing." Columbus Evening Dispatch. 19 July 1909. Pg. 2.