Do you have any pictures of the 'New Kiddie-Land' section , or other rides at Whalom Park?
One of the most wonderful things at Whalom Park was its 'Kiddie-Land' section. Smaller rides just right for the little tots who visited. The Kiddie-land was originally located near the Train station with an entrance from Route 13. In the early 1980's a new parcel of land was purchased behind the Administration building, and also directly behind where the Pirate's Den and Luv Machine rides were once located. A new Kiddie-land was designed for this area. It was much nicer with trees that surrounded the area, less traffic and noise. There was an old abandoned house on the parcel of land which the park wanted to save and perhaps turn into a new 'dark' ride as an attraction to the New Kiddieland, however as the budget did not allow for the construction of an elaborate dark ride, so the Whalom Park Historical Museum was decided as a good use for the building. Most of the rides from the old Kiddieland section were moved here following the ground work as well as the Kiddie-Land Puppet Theater, 'Porky, the Paper Eater', 'Leo the Lion, trash eater' and the park bench clown who appears in millions of photo's. (The clown now resides quietly at the Lunenburg Historical Society.)
The new Kiddieland section was very popular upon it's opening, and the museum which opened a few seasons after also enjoyed lots of visitors. The first several photo's below shows the land under construction for the new Kiddieland.
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Our memories of 'Kiddie-Land'