As the name makes clear, this pavilion offers all kinds of fun for the youngsters - rides, slides and games. Among the attractions are three 30-foot slides spiraling down inside hollow tubes, a paddle-boat ride on the pond, a German-manufactured carousel and a junior-grade roller coaster, less scary than the grownup variety. The rides are calculated to appeal to thrill seekers as young as two or three.
|With all of the futuristic pavilions and free attractions available at the Fair, it's hard to envision how the operators of Kiddyland had hoped to make a profit with a collection of standard carnival rides and miniature golf. This view from 1965, when the area was renamed "Funland," does show a pretty good sized crowd though. (CD #37 Set 184 #23)|
|Part of the junior roller coaster can be seen next to Carousel Park in this 1965 view from the Aerial Tower Ride. (CD #TBD Set 279 #1)|
|The rides include "Roto-Jet"; its
small cabins are swung high in the air on arms that revolve around a hub
like the spokes of a wheel.
One of the changes for 1965 was the addition of a new space-themed ride. (CD #TBD Set 366 #5)
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