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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