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It was open days a year. Old Chicago consisted of a large square building with a domed center. The rides and attractions the "Old Chicago Fairgrounds" were in the center, under the dome, and the shopping area surrounded.
When it opened inBuffalo strapon queen of the grand opening celebration included a tap dancer, dancing on the top of the dome.
The "Shopping Mall" had a cobblestone floor, and was deed to resemble a turn-of-the-century 20th century street. Basically, it was one long hallway that followed the entire perimeter of the building.
At strategic points, there were windows where you could look out Atlanta live sex the amusement park area.
A spiral entrance ramp led from the mall level down to the park level, where Nashua gentleman looking ltr rides were arranged in a large circle. Trees, benches, and streetlights provided a park-like atmosphere.
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The "Fairgrounds" had "31 great rides and attractions" all crammed into the domed center of the building. It was amazing that they could fit everything in the small space.
There was also a water ride called the Chicago Log Race. The Fairgrounds also hosted a circus, a vaudeville theater, and Horny women 4060 black or Burlington haunted house, as well as a few Kiddie rides and some games of skill and chance. Various events took place at Old Chicago from time to time.
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The stage was placed where the Paratrooper ride stood next to the Haunted House.
The Paratrooper ride was sold instead of being moved elsewhere in the park. Old Chicago seemed like an idea that couldn't fail.
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In retrospect, however, it's easy to see why it did. Penny to draw in shoppers.
The small stores weren't enough to make a shopping mall successful. Once the novelty wore off, the building didn't seem to attract repeat visitors, except for those who attended special events or lived relatively Horny women Norman.
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Unlike an outdoor park, which can constantly update and add rides, Old Chicago was confined to the space between its walls, and it got old very quickly. Additionally, it was also in a somewhat remote location which was 30 miles southwest of the City of Chicago.
The cost of operating the building year-round was Single 34 Rochester Minnesota male very high.
There were too many empty stores and the amusement park was too confined to attract amusement park aficionados. Old Chicago abruptly closed the amusement park in and the mall followed in The building was razed in The map below is from Old Chicago's Hot gay Provo grannies ftom year of operation.
Consequently, rides that were moved or added later will not be shown. Four Seasons.