Kiddieland Amusement Park To Close After 80 Years

Little Dipper, an ACE Coaster Classic (lapbar, no headrests or seat dividers) will be closing at the end of this season…

Melrose Park Institution Is Among The Last Of Its Kind

MELROSE PARK, Ill. (CBS) ― The iconic Kiddieland Amusement Park in the near west suburbs is closing down after entertaining Chicago area children for over 80 years.

The owners of the amusement park, at 8400 W. North Ave. in Melrose Park, announced on Wednesday morning that the park is shutting down after this season. Rumors of the demise of Kiddieland have been circulating for a decade, but only now did the park owners and the managers of the trust that owns the land decide it was time to call it quits.

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Although this is a junior woodie (think Fairly Odd Coaster), it is at a great park and not to be missed.

Kiddieland Little Dipper

Kiddieland Little Dipper