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Bill Harling

South Easton, MA

#2 Dec 22, 2006
Hey I live in Whitman and we all love Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream! Anywho, i think that the Stop and Shop should have never been built on the grounds. They should have rebuilt kings castle for the new generation, but kept it with a kid feeling.
mark s

Marblehead, MA

#3 Apr 27, 2007
i love stop&shop how ever!!! i rember k.c.l. and would love to see some old pics, anyone got any??uprr@verizon.net
Trish Adams

AOL

#4 Apr 29, 2007
Bill - I was thinking about King's Castle this morning and what a different world it was 25/30 years ago when my mother could drop my friend and me off for the day. I was so sad when they filled in the paddle boat pond with a parking lot, but, by your post, it seems they filled in the Castleland with a S&S??? I hope Saftler's and Peaceful Meadows never meet "progress."
Bill Harling wrote:
Hey I live in Whitman and we all love Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream! Anywho, i think that the Stop and Shop should have never been built on the grounds. They should have rebuilt kings castle for the new generation, but kept it with a kid feeling.
lucky jan

Auburn Hills, MI

#5 May 25, 2007
Back in the 60's we took our kids to kcl packed a lunch watched the goldfish in the pond. Took the girl scouts to see Santa Clause we froze our feet off. My kids are in their 40's and still talk about the fire breathing dragons. I'm almost 70 and still roller skate a skatetown in Whitman. When we ride by kcl it sure brings back memories of a gentler time with all of the scary things that are happening everywhere.
dmv

AOL

#6 May 25, 2007
Just want to let every one know, that I too miss kcl. But do want to let you know that at Harding Print on Marble Street has a museum up stairs that has the dragon head, and possibly other items from kcl...
Linda

Auburn Hills, MI

#7 May 27, 2007
I allso miss KCL. I rember going there when i was a kid with my family and had a good time. I wish i could now bring my nephew's and godchildren, i'm sure they would of had just as much fun!!
Duzell

Monponsett, MA

#8 Jun 3, 2007
I was so young when I last went to Kings Castle land. I wish I could remember it as vividly as the rest of you, but it still holds residence in my heart.

I do remember one time my mother and I got stuck in on the ferris wheel.(I believe it was king's castle land that this happened it may have just stopped to let more people on though) and I was rocking the seat a bit and lookin down into a pond.^_^ Ahh found memories of ponds, being able to see everything and my mom freaking out XD
cdinat

Denver, CO

#9 Jun 11, 2007
Do you remember the haunted house maze they had there. We would climb up high in the maze and wait to scare the crap out of people.
Silverfox

Cotuit, MA

#10 Sep 25, 2007
Many great memories of Kings Castle in Whitman MA. So many of these wonderful, simple parks have met their demise to my dismay. I would love to have brought my grandchildren there and Paragon Park too. Thankfully, I do have memories of taking my daughter to Kings Castle.It would have been nice to be able to introduce my grandchildren to things I took my daughter to as a child that I also enjoyed as a child.Oh well, memories will have to do.
Marcia

Elkton, MD

#11 Sep 29, 2007
Just found some "old" photos from 1956 of my two sisters and me at King's Castle Land. Oh what fond memories. Mom and Dad would take us there and it was FUN. Too bad (in my opinion) that the world has changed so that those joys have been taken away from today's children.
William Kennedy

AOL

#12 Oct 4, 2007
Hi, Former Whitman Resident. I grew up in Whitman at 631 Auburn St and moved away following the death of my parents

As a child growing up in Whitman MA, I have extremely fond memories of Kings Castle Land. As an adult I sometimes dream of the Fire Breathing dragon that I personally nicknamed "puffy" . From chasing my sister through the "Kooky Castle" to the tremendous Arcade I truly loved that park. As an adult when I returned to Whitman a tear came to eye when I saw the decaying remnants of Paul Banyan glaring through the trees and the rest of the park rotten, spray painted and "dead". I was overwhelmed when I could still make out Old "puffy" in the corner. I got out of my car and wanted to jump the fence, to give my childhood friend one last hug or ride. However, remembering that I was an adult made me refrain. I closed my eyes and was flooded with memories of my first time meeting "puffy" and riding the Whip and the "trabuant". But must of all in my opining the worlds best toy store. A wondrous cornucopia of gadgets, legos and wonders that would arouse the imagination and spark excitement in children of all ages. Every year on my Birthday (October 31 :)) My day would allow me to pick out anything I wanted. Incidentally my first Hungy Hungry Hippos Game, My First Troll Doll and not to mention my pet monster came form that amazing store.

kknndyw@aol.com
mike collins

Stafford Springs, CT

#13 Dec 4, 2007
the one thing that sticks out in my mind,are the 2 dragons they had that breathed fire.as a kid i thought that was the coolest thing ever.ckl is in my mind forever,along with rocky point.
Pat

Swansea, UK

#14 Jan 13, 2008
I was truly devastated to hear that King's Castleland is no more. I remember the fire-breathing dragon, the Crooked House, and Paul Bunyan. We always stopped off to see the sheep/peacocks at Peaceful Meadows afterwards, and their black raspberry ice cream was the best! I also remember passing a little shack in the woods off Route 18 which always had a single lit lightbulb hanging outside of it. My father called this 'the eternal light'. Does anyone else rememeber it?
JCS

Bridgewater, NJ

#15 Mar 13, 2008
I know I'm a little late to the party here, but I spent four years working at the park during high school. At night after the park closed we'd go into the arcade and rack up free games--the perqs of being the best friend of the owner's son. It was a great summer job--no heavy lifting, not much thinking. And when the season wound down there were big long stretches of doing nothing. Got a lot of reading done at Castle Land! The big downside? Cleaning the bathrooms and picking up cigarette butts. But outside of that, so many great memories of KCL. To this day, now and then I crave a hamburger off the old steam table.
JAH

AOL

#16 Mar 25, 2008
I will never forget those years. I spent times with my cousin when she would come over for the summer. Too many nice little amusement parks close. I worked for Pirate's Fun Park on Salisbury Beach as a teenager and that's no more either.
joe delaney

Highland Park, IL

#17 May 2, 2008
JCS wrote:
I know I'm a little late to the party here, but I spent four years working at the park during high school. At night after the park closed we'd go into the arcade and rack up free games--the perqs of being the best friend of the owner's son. It was a great summer job--no heavy lifting, not much thinking. And when the season wound down there were big long stretches of doing nothing. Got a lot of reading done at Castle Land! The big downside? Cleaning the bathrooms and picking up cigarette butts. But outside of that, so many great memories of KCL. To this day, now and then I crave a hamburger off the old steam table.


Hey has anybody seen Eddie Whitney. We were great friends in school, and I remember when the family actually lived in the rear part of the castle. I remember going into King's Castle prior to the toy store when it was a diner. I have old family movies somewhere, I remember getting my head stuck in one of the windows in one of those little houses. Thanks for the memories. joedelaney@email.com
joe delaney

Highland Park, IL

#18 May 2, 2008
Hey,
Has anybody know the whereabouts of eddie Whitney from Kings Castle. We were good friends in grade school. I remember when the Whitney family actually lived in the castle building out back. At that time, prior to the toy store there was actually a diner in the front.

Somewhere, I have movies from about 1965 of Kings Castle. Thanks for the memories, I could definitely use a ginger ice cream cone from Peaceful Meadows. joedelaney@email.com
lisa

Malden, MA

#19 May 18, 2008
my sister & i would fight over who would be first to push the button to open the crocodile's mouth!
lisa

Malden, MA

#20 May 18, 2008
oops!
joe delaney, check out: http://www.kingscastleland.com/index.htm
maybe link up with your friend?
Cole 427

United States

#21 Jun 14, 2009
Hey, I remember and love Kings Castle Land! I'm 31 now, when I was a kid my family lived on the Cape. We would go to Kings Castle land often, every halloween we would go there to get our halloween costumes in the toy store. That was the greatest toy store in the world! I loved that toy store, they had the best stuff in there and always the coolest halloween costumes and make-up!! when I was about 5, I was in a daycare called "Watch Me Grow", They brought us up to kings Castle land for the day. Man that was a lot of fun!! Ican still remember going there in the 80's riding the helicopters, the fire breathing dragon, the clown head trash cans, the bumper cars, all of it like it was yesterday. Every now and then I'll think about that place and remember all the fun we had there. i decided to do a search on it and learned it had closed... I'm very sad to hear that. It holds alot of fond memories for me and I would love to be able to go back there.

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