Chicago's Kiddieland Amusement Park to close at the end of the 2009 season. Farewell old friend.

May 21, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Eddie's Rail Fan Page

It was announced on Tuesday, May 18th 2009, that the Kiddieland Amusement Park located in near northwest suburban Melrose Park Illinois, has officially been sold.

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“Resident Dooshbag!”

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May 22, 2009
 
Are they going to put a carwash there or section 8 housing?
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May 22, 2009
 
Hawardenite wrote:
Are they going to put a carwash there or section 8 housing?
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Hopefully not another adult bookstore.

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May 23, 2009
 
Maybe they will put a bigger and better bookstore with a clinic and I-max theater!

Maybe even a petting zoo for the kids?

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I would fear what they would really do with animals.
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May 23, 2009
 
Its really sad! i went every summer, and now its the last one. that sucks!
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Jun 8, 2009
 
It's sad when another chicago icon disappears, only because of greed, fast money to be made, i would of wished someone would of had common sense and purchased the land and kept the amusement park still active. if only someone could buy land and rent it to the owners of the amusement park, so they can relocate to another arwea of illinois, greed is all that this is about
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Jun 8, 2009
 
rue wrote:
It's sad when another chicago icon disappears, only because of greed, fast money to be made, i would of wished someone would of had common sense and purchased the land and kept the amusement park still active. if only someone could buy land and rent it to the owners of the amusement park, so they can relocate to another arwea of illinois, greed is all that this is about
I think you all have the story wrong. Call the park and you will see its the owners dispute with eachother. 2 want to keep it and 2 want it sold. Its a mother and 3 siblings.
Gets the facts straight!
Do you have the millions to buy it?
rgres

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Jun 8, 2009
 
Hawardenite wrote:
Maybe they will put a bigger and better bookstore with a clinic and I-max theater!
Maybe even a petting zoo for the kids?
Enough with the bookstore already!!! There is a differnt discussion for that you sicko!
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Jun 13, 2009
 
It sure is ashame that yet again one more place that the people in this area will not be able to enjoy anymore.
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Sep 16, 2009
 
This is the only park of it's kind I went slot when I was a kid I'm just glad I got a chance to take my kids this summer it was their first time but we will have the memories 4 ever so long!
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Sep 16, 2009
 
That place was a craphole
Just

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#14
Sep 17, 2009
 
Place turned into a snake pit of scum and was run by Tom the scumball. Thank god it's about out
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Sep 18, 2009
 
They better not let the place go to ruin, as they did with Ebenezer Floppen Slopper's Wonderful Water slides.
Fond memories

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Sep 21, 2009
 
Yep
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Sep 24, 2009
 
Really a shame that family squabbles and greed are the blame for losing a great place for families. The place is historic yet no one seems to care.
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Sep 24, 2009
 
Serpico's swansong??????????
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Sep 24, 2009
 
I heard they will replace it with a topless car wash.
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Sep 25, 2009
 
it is ashame that they couldnt figure out a way to keep the park open so many familys really did enjoy it.
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Sep 25, 2009
 
I worked at Kiddieland for one summer in 1974. It was my first job. I am now 54 years old. I had fun working there. It's just another piece of my past that has come to an end.
Good bye Kiddieland.

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