Do you live in or near Chicago? Support this park.

Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:49 PM
If you do, than I hope you will support the oldest operating park in the Chicago area. I am talking Kiddieland. The park that made the Kiddieland name famous.

This park will open on Saturday, April 19th. We are talking 2 weeks before the big parks open for the 2003 season. That includes SFGAm, CP , and SFWOa.

If you want the amusement park experience, including the nostalgic 'Little Dipper junior wooden coaster, the Scooter's bumper cars, the Polyp monster ride, the Scrambler, the nostalgic Ferris Wheel, the Galleon, and cheap food, along with the antique cars, the nostalgic 'Whip', and if the weather cooporates, the log flume, and the pipeline, than please come out to this park and support it.

This is a family owned park that thrives on families, but could expand in the future with another coaster if more people would come out and support what they have to offer.

If you havent been here before and love the feeling of a nostalgic old-time park feel, this is the place to be. They have been around for 75 years and hopefully will be around for another 75.

Experience rides, games, arcades, and all around fun, the only way an old fashioned park can.
Here is the link

2 superheroes in Gurnee next season? Oh the humanity. :)
1/31/2003 2:51:06 AM ***
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Thursday, January 30, 2003 11:03 PM
Man... I would love to come to this park, Scott! It sounds great! Maybe Moosh can come out and play. He is all about those little treasures... :)
Jacques Frédéric: "I also am a fan of the American marvel of wood that is Dragster."

Friday, January 31, 2003 4:18 AM
Revive this one around CoasterBuzz Con. I'm sure a good number of our gathering people will meet up there...

CBClub member #30 and #364 (renewal)

Friday, January 31, 2003 5:33 AM
for all of you who are sketchy about this park-lil' dipper is an ACE coaster classic. it is on the site

I am one.
I am Turbo.

Friday, January 31, 2003 5:47 AM
Are adults allowed to ride the kiddie woodie without child supervision?

Bob Hansen

Operation Wicked Twister
Goal: Lose enough weight (50lbs) to ride Wicked Twister in 2K3
Progress: 17 pounds since 1-1-2003

Friday, January 31, 2003 6:10 AM
man, my friends and I have been talking about going to kiddieland for so long. maybe this year we'll actually do something about it. I can remember all those years ago, Little Dipper was my first coaster. I'd love to have a chance to ride it again.

I believe adults can ride the Dipper alone, but don't quote me on that.

-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
Matt 1989-2003

Friday, January 31, 2003 12:17 PM
Yes Bob, anyone can ride the Little Dipper. Its actually not classified as a kiddie coaster. I just call it junior because of its small layout. For what it is, its a fun little woodie. This woodie was made by PTC back when PTC used to construct coasters.

2 superheroes in Gurnee next season? Oh the humanity. :)

Friday, January 31, 2003 12:21 PM
And it's a Schmeck, no less!

chris, who can't believe he hasn't ridden the Scmeck that's more or less 'right down the street from me.'

Friday, January 31, 2003 12:28 PM
Yeah, little dipper was my first coaster too. I've probably been to Kiddieland about 50 times in my life (we live very close and used to go there multiple times in a summer). If i'm correct, admission is just under 20 dollars (should say on the site).

What an amazing place... So many memories... sigh

*edit* typos ><
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Friday, January 31, 2003 12:31 PM
Oh heck! Oh heck! The coaster's a Schmeck, the coaster's a Schmeck! Oh frown! Oh frown! The park may close down, the park may close down!

Moosh - who now has the song "I Was Eaten By A Boa Constrictor" stuck in his head...

Welcome to the New & Improved with 25% more tomfoolery and new pretty colors!

Friday, January 31, 2003 12:49 PM
If only I could ride those tractor's again, just once ;) Brings back good memories.

"And none may dare entreat further, for to invoke death is to utter the final prayer."
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