Chicago's Kiddieland in its farewell summer

Posted Monday, July 13, 2009 9:35 AM | Contributed by onceler

In a twist that's part Greek tragedy, part classic Disney, the park that time forgot is due to close, the casualty of a business dispute that pits brother against brother and a mother against two of her children.

Read more from The Chicago Tribune.

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Monday, July 13, 2009 1:38 PM

It's a shame parks are lost like these. I did stop here on the way home from Six Flags Great America, but I didn't actually go in. Something about the $23 entry fee turned me off especially after being offered a second day at SF for only $19.99. For what it was, it didn't seem worth it to me, but I'm sure it was nice for the community.

Monday, July 13, 2009 3:01 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

If you go the the Jewel Osco grocery store down the street, there's should be a a $3 off coupon in their in-store "Spotlight" flyer.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9:26 PM

Thanks for the info, I wish I had known about that sooner but we were pressed for time and it was a spur of the moment decision to stop in on our way back to Lafayette. It looks like a nice small park and more then I expected for the location, just not enough to justify the price.

Thursday, July 16, 2009 1:56 AM

You definitely would have enjoyed yourself P18, even at the $23 price.

1. Free parking
2. Free Pepsi products (just like Holiday World)
3. A fun and classic Schmeck woodie.
4. An insane mode Tilt A Whirl
5. A classic train ride.
6. Fun Scooters (bumper cars)
7. Polyp ride which is a blast.
8. An insane mode Scrambler.
9. Antique car ride
10. A very neat and wild flume ride
11. Galleon ship ride
12. Water raft coaster
13. Cheap park food
14. Arcade with the old school full length skee-ball and some classic arcades from the 80's.

15. Ferris Wheel

16. Classic Carousel

This obviously is the list for older folks (teenagers and adults)
If you have small children, the ride count goes up.

Last edited by Chitown, Thursday, July 16, 2009 1:57 AM

My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

Thursday, July 16, 2009 3:07 PM
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When we first became coaster crazy, I heard about Kiddieland and felt that it was in need of a new name. Since many that atttend amusment parks are teens to early twenty somethings, I don't see them as being excited to go to a place called Kiddieland.

I am sure that the name is part of thier tradition.


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