Six Flags Great America acquires roller coaster in Kiddieland auction

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Kiddieland, the Melrose Park amusement park, opened one last time this morning for an auction of its rides. A private collector from Atlanta bought the first major ride of the day, with a winning bid of $17,000 for the bumper cars. The carousel later went for $355,000 to a Westmont business owner who plans to refurbish it. The Little Dipper roller coaster sold for $33,000 to Six Flags in Gurnee; it will be put in the park's kiddie section, hopefully by 2010.

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Ken Jones said:
I got an update from a friend atNoCoaster and SFGAm has confirmed that the Little Dipper will be goingin BBNP and they will move some rides around in there and they willcontinue to use the Hand Break. They also said they plan to open theride in June.

If I correctly remember what I heard, I thought they said the handbrake would remain in the station and that they were trying to figure out how they could integrate it with a new braking system.

They also stated that it will go at the entrance to that area (where the net climb/play structure was). The entrance would be from outside the area and they will retain the neon signage.

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