This is to the Chicago area peeps.

Wednesday, January 24, 2001 10:21 PM
I have seen alot of Chicago area members on this board recently and I want to say welcome because we need a mix of people throughout the country. My question to you is do you feel Kiddieland should construct another coaster? I say this because they have the room in the back of the park where the train tracks circle the outer perimeter of that area. I feel they could put in a great CCI coaster in that area. The other thing that they could promote is a season pass. I dont understand why they dont have one. Any Chicago area enthusiasts care to chime in on this?

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"SAVING THE WORLD BEFORE BEDTIME" Powerpuff girls
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Thursday, January 25, 2001 3:13 AM
I mean, it would always be nice to have another coaster of course. And Pegasus or Cornball Express sized "family" coaster would be the right way to go. My only question is would it be worth it for the park? I've only been to Kiddieland once (in 1998) granted, I went on a weekday, but the park was near empty (and it was 'Arthur' day). I have no idea of the amount of traffic it sees on weekends. If they typically have big crowds, and can afford it, I say, full speed ahead.
lata,
jeremy
--Who thinks Chitown is just thinking about this because of the lil' chi in his family ;)
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Thursday, January 25, 2001 5:00 AM
I'd wait until SFGam lays off on the coasters for a year and then, if they had the cash, I'd build a jr. woodie.

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
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Thursday, January 25, 2001 8:47 AM
I've never been to Kiddieland (I know, the horror!). I will change that this year, however, and then I'll get back to ya. ;)

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If you are looking for trouble, you found it. -- Steven Hawking
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Thursday, January 25, 2001 11:07 AM
Yeah I have never been to kiddieland. Maybe I should try to this year.

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Millennium Force all the way!
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Thursday, January 25, 2001 12:14 PM
If I remember correctly KiddieLand already has a wooden coaster.
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Thursday, January 25, 2001 12:35 PM
Yes, Atually, I live within minutes of the park. And it does have a VERY small coaster, that I hardly ride. It's called the "Little Dipper" It's a classic and it was built back in the 50's. They have a pretty good Log flume ride, "Log Jammer" It is a kiddie park, so there's nothing special there. I go once a year with my little cousins. There is A LOT of room in the back. They can fit a nice/small size coaster. I would think a wild mouse should fit the park. I would like to see something "steel" back there though. Just to let any of you know, (if you haven't visited it yet) it's a kiddie park. The best rides you'll find there is the "Log Jammer", "Pipeline" (pretty cool ride) and the "Galleon". It's a nice cozy park, for children that is.....
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"4 Seats are better than 2"
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Thursday, January 25, 2001 1:54 PM

I think that's a good idea. I wish they would but I don't think they will. Oh well.
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Jack, who can't wait for Opening Day 2001...
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Thursday, January 25, 2001 8:57 PM
I've been on Little Dipper and I always love the Galleon. Who here remembers "Galaxy" at Santa's Village? That ride was my first coaster. I used to love that ride.
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Thursday, January 25, 2001 9:30 PM
goonsta says:

Who here remembers "Galaxy" at Santa's Village? That ride was my first coaster. I used to love that ride.


Yeah, I remember that ride. It was a heck of alot better then Typhoon which replaced it. Santas Village is another small park that I enjoy taking my daughter to.

2Hostyl says:

Who thinks Chitown is just thinking about this because of the lil' chi in his family



You are absolutely right. If it wasnt for my daughter I probably wouldnt visit Kiddieland. Its not exactly a place for a bunch of teenagers or adults to hang out without small children. I will say that they have installed rides that I enjoy as well so I am having a great time right along with my daughter. This park is kept up very well and some of the original rides (From 1929) are still operational and in great shape. Whoever owns this park does a great job.

RandyHutchinson says:

I'd wait until SFGam lays off on the coasters for a year and then, if they had the cash, I'd build a jr. woodie.


Just so you know, in no way are Kiddieland and SFGAm competing with eachother. They are 2 very different types of parks. Kiddieland is the oldest operating park in the Chicago area (R.I.P. Riverview) and caters to people with small children and also makes an outing much cheaper then taking the kids to SFGAm. Kiddieland has recently installed rides that parents and kids can enjoy so I felt that a smaller scale coaster (possibly CCI) could install a second coaster for the park. It only makes sense and would be a good investment to the park.


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"SAVING THE WORLD BEFORE BEDTIME" Powerpuff girls
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Friday, January 26, 2001 5:56 AM

goonsta said:
"Who here remembers "Galaxy" at Santa's Village? ."


So that was the name of that coaster. I only rode it once, way back in 1987 when I was in day camp at the YMCA. It was okay, but back then I was in love with the Demon. Actually, the most fun ride at Satnta's Village to me (that day) was the snow ball themed teacups ride. I almost threw up that day (butt-head voice) that was cool! huh-huh!
lata,
jeremy
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