amusement parks follow-up
Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: Kchi (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 10, 2010 03:09PM

Link for pictures of Old CHicago


http://lisawebworld1.tripod.com/oldchicago.html

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: HOLTANEK (---.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 06, 2011 01:57AM

We used to go to the Kiddeeland just north of the harlem irving Plaza on harlem. They had a train that went all the way around the exterior and thru a tunnell, a Tilt-A-Whirl, a game room, and years ago,pony rides. We used to collect Bowman milk bottle tops and get 2 for 1 ride tickets which were 15 cents each. Torn down in late 60s to build Unity Bank.

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: Kchi (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 08, 2011 12:32PM

I ran across a old 1962 advertisement for Bowman's dairy with a promotions to get half price tickets for amusement parks. They identified the amusement park at Harlem and Irving as Kiddytown with another Kiddytown on 95th street.

Did Kiddyland ever buy out Kiddytown or were they independent operations?

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: FranCarmen (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: February 10, 2011 02:02PM

A blogger found some [url=http://gorillasdontblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/kiddy-town-illinois-august-1963.html]photos[/url] of the Kiddie Town amusement park in Norridge.

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: Artista (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: February 10, 2011 02:23PM

Lets discuss ADVENTURELAND in Addison,IL. As a child of 6-7 I loved our visits and people I know that had been there have great memories as well. There are also some with not so great memories in the later years. What is the DEFINITIVE reason for its closing? I am well aware of the controversy related to its demise. Id like to separate fact from fiction here like adults can and will.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/2011 02:28PM by Artista.

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: Chipast (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)
Date: February 10, 2011 03:01PM

Some said because of competition from Great America. One said racial reasons.

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: chevyliddle (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: February 12, 2011 10:39AM

I remember it and I think car dealers are taking up that space now. Just down the street on the SW corner of Harlem and Joliet Rd. used to be a nickel pony ride but it's all forest preserve now.

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: gone2222 (---.mycingular.net)
Date: February 12, 2011 11:46AM

We knew the amusement park on 95th and Pulaski as "Kiddie Land". Not sure if it was "Kiddie Town" officially.

It was convenient to where we lived and had rides that were the perfect scale for really young kids.

I never liked the place though. My parents used to put us on a Ferris Wheel, and it would inevitably stop to pick up more riders, leaving me dangling and rocking in the small car at the top. When I think about it the wheel was probably only 25 feet high or so, but to a four year old who could slip under the restraining bar on the car, it seemed as tall as the Empire State Building. To this day the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier gives me the creeps. I'll never get on it.

Kiddie Land was a great deal for young parents and children of the era, though. Now it's all so complex and far and expensive.

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: jak378 (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 17, 2012 07:18PM

I am having a senior moment. My wife and I were on the Tri-State near 79th Street the other day, and neither of can recall the name of the amusement park that was near 79th and Wolf Road, just off the Tri-State. Help.

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 18, 2012 12:17AM

[b]Kiddyland?[/b]

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: jak378 (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 18, 2012 11:32AM

Richard Stachowski Wrote:
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> Kiddyland?


I don't think it was Kiddyland, at least that does not ring a bell.

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 19, 2012 12:26AM

[b]Playland? My daughter worked there in the 70's for a while and it was west side of the trailer park.[/b]jak378 Wrote:
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Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 19, 2012 12:46AM

[b]Yes it was PLAYLAND PARK. It closed in the later 70's because of injuries. [/b]Richard Stachowski Wrote:
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> Playland? My daughter worked there in the 70's
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> > not ring a bell.

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 19, 2012 12:47AM

[b]Yes it was PLAYLAND PARK. It closed in the later 70's because of injuries. [/b]Richard Stachowski Wrote: JUstice, Illinois
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Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: jak378 (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 19, 2012 12:29PM

Richard Stachowski Wrote:
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> Yes it was PLAYLAND PARK. It closed in the later
> 70's because of injuries. Richard Stachowski
> Wrote: JUstice, Illinois
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You rock Richard, Playland, that is it. I just needed a memory jog. Thanks

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: rjmachon (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: January 25, 2012 04:31AM

Does anyone remember a Kiddyland on the north side of Chicago around Lincoln Ave. and Devon Ave.? This would be in the early 70's.

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: tomcat630 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: January 27, 2012 02:28AM

Adventureland closed in late 70's and moved some rides to Santa's Village. The site is now part of DuPage Co. Forest Preserves. For awhile in the 80's the old parking lot sat with overgrown weeds, but now covered with mounds of dirt.

Re: amusement parks follow-up
Posted by: xlucky13x (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: January 30, 2012 07:14PM

ive been looking for info on the park that use to be in oak brook for a while !!!!!
i finally found some great info and pics.
http://www.dispensaskiddiekingdom.com/

enjoy

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