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Sunday, October 18, 2009

LAST DAY OF KIDDIELAND



LAST DAY AT KIDDIELAND

Last Sun. a private "auction" was held at the now closed Kiddieland in Melrose Park, Ill. Not an auction of the actual rides, but that of retiring each and every ride ceremoniously. The various winning bidders won the priveledge of riding one last time with the proceeds all going to charities. Kiddieland had been officially closed to the public after Sept. 27 and rumors persist it might be relocated. Here is an excellent Youtube vid that shows just a taste of the emotion that has surrounded this senseless destruction. Very hard to keep a dry eye when watching this, especially for those of us here in Chicago who grew up there.
FROM: Matts Carnival Warehouse.com
posted by Rockowheel

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