And yes, besides the economy, the big reason this place is closing is the feuding family in which half own the land and the other half own the park. They haven't spoken in two years.
If there is any brightside to this, its still open and there is talks that Santa's Village coming back somewhere in the Chicagoland area.
Its just sad that Kiddieland is going after 80 years. It really was one of those old time Coney Island type amusement park.
Dizzy as I'm typing, a part of my original theme/amusement park experiences is now fading.... Does getting old have to hurt sooooooooo much??????