Third Degree

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Third Degree
Type Funhouse
Park Section Unknown
Built 1906
Opened 1906
Closed 1906

A funhouse attraction called Third Degree opened at Olentangy Park in 1906.[1]

There was a funhouse franchise called "The Third Degree"[2] so changes in management could have led to changes in the name. Other parks, such as Wonderland in Revere Beach, Mass., had a similar attraction that also went by "The House of Mirth," "The House of Follies," "The Foolish House," and "The House that Jack Built." The front of the building in other parks would have a large depiction of a "monstrous idiot figure," and visitors would enter through the figure's legs.[2]

The House That Jack Built at Olentangy Park was built two years prior in the Colonnade. This could have been its successor. However, the "Third Degree" was rarely mentioned, even during the 1906 season.


  1. "Olentangy Park Opens on April 29." Columbus Evening Dispatch. 15 April 1906. Pg. 7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lost Wonderland.