Kiddieland, for those who don't know, was a very nice family amusement park in Illinois. Due to family disputes and land lease issues, it is now closed for good. I was lucky enough to be able to go down and get to the park before they closed and I must say that I loved the place. There was so much family charm and it seemed like every family generation was there ranging from kids to grandparents. Now that Kiddieland is closed, the only major park in Illinois is Six Flags Great America. So here it is, pictures from the now closed Kiddieland. I do have quite a few videos as well including raw footage of Little Dipper, the train, the antique cars, log jammer, and a music video. I'll be uploading and posting them when I get the chance. Please excuse blurry pictures, my camera is not the best. All POV footage and pictures were taken with permission from the park. I also do have larger and higher quality copies of all the pictures if anyone would want one.
Such a nice park, I just wish I could have gone there more than once. There are some good rides there, so I hope some other park picks them up, I really hope some park saves the log flume, and it wouldn't surprise me if Grizzly Jacks (a park looking to expand in Utica) or some park in the Dells buys some of the rides. I would just hate to see so many historic rides, mainly the carousels, be sold for scrap or parts.
Great pictures and video, the song fits the park very nicely. Im a little sad that I never got to go to Kiddieland, but atleast I'll still be able to get the credit when it opens at Great America.
This park reminds me alot of Little Amerricka. Small but a place everyone enjoys. They have a few of the same rides and basically the same coaster just mirror images of each other. I hope L.A. doesnt have the same fate as Kiddieland.
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