Fun Fair Amusement Park was located on the southeast corner of Skokie Highway and Golf Road in Skokie, Illinois. From 1948 to 1968, Fun Fair was owned and operated by Dave Foley, Tom Foley, and John O'Brien.
Among its attractions was a fire engine, which was used to pick up birthday party guests at their homes and deliver them to the amusement park.
There was a helicopter ride, boat ride, merry-go-round, a six-car Ferris wheel, a whip ride, the swinging gym, a truck ride on a track, hand crank peddle cars, tilt-a-whirl, a rocket ride, a car ride, a miniature train, and pony rides.
Fun Fair had a an arcade with pinball games and skee ball.
There were two roller coasters, the Little Dipper roller coaster and the Wild Mouse roller coaster. The Wild Mouse wasn't really fast, but it was a memorable ride with its tight, quick and flat turns. You always had the feeling the car was going to fall off the flimsy track.
|A few people have claimed: A person falls out of a roller coaster or the roller coaster car fell off the track at Fun Fair in Skokie, Illinois. NO! It's an Urban Legend. There are no stories in Chicago newspapers or any proof online. Alan Landsberg says, "Someone fell out in the car ahead me!" but he won't respond to any inquiries. That's how rumors start.|
Fun Times at Fun Fair in Skokie, Illinois
Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.