Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Chicago's Kiddieland Amusement Park to close at the end of the 2009 season. Farewell old friend.
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.
Being in operation at this location since the 1920's....another era in Chicagoland summer family entertainment is coming to an end.
Up until the 1970's and just beyond.....There used to be several of these little amusement parks around the Greater Chicagoland Area. I could remember going to Playland Park in Justice Illinois ( Closed 1979) Fairyland in Lyons Illinois (Closed 1978) and Adventureland in Addison Illinois ( Closed 1976). Also until a few years ago....there was Santa's Village and Racing Rapids in Dundee Illinois.
It looks like all We actually have left...is a handful of traveling summer carnivals and Six Flaggs in Gurnee Illinois. A way of life is coming to a close in the Greater Chicagoland Area.
For fans of Kiddieland like Myself and a few others, Please get those photos now while You can before it is much too late. "long Live Kiddieland"!