Double Whirl

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Double Whirl
Type Rotating ride
Park Section Unknown
Opened 1911
Closed Unknown
Materials Steel
Height 30 ft. (9 m)
Vehicle Type Cars
Number of Vehicles 6
Riders per Vehicle 6

The Double Whirl ride at Olentangy Park opened in May 1911.

Description

The ride was a steel structure with a dome 30 feet (9 meters) tall that spun horizontally. Each of its six steel arms had a six-seat Ferris wheel that spun vertically. The ride was covered in electric lights to add a sense of wonder at night.[1]

References

  1. "Olentangy Park." The Columbus Sunday Dispatch. 14 May 1911. Pg. 5. Retrieved from the Columbus Dispatch Digital Archives.