Amazon bought an old amusement park location in Illinois for $50 million.

I've always enjoyed going to amusement parks, especially when I was a kid. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and there use to be a lot of smaller ones. Places like Kiddie Kingdom, Kiddie Land, and Santa's Village. Old Chicago was a unique one because it was indoors. The rides were located in the center of the building. Around it was a mall with all kinds of cool specialty shops. Unfortunately, it went out of business.

Now, that former indoor entertainment center is in the news thanks to Amazon.

According to wgntv.com:

"Amazon has spent more than $50 million for the former site of Old Chicago in Bolingbrook, the Chicago Tribune reports. The site likely will become the latest Amazon distribution center throughout the Chicago area."

"The site housed Old Chicago from 1975 through 1980. Old Chicago features circus performers, amusement rides and a concert venue, but eventually failed due to running up costs and struggles to keep visitors coming back."

"Last month, Amazon paid $50.5 Million for the site, according to property records obtained by the Tribune. Amazon declined to comment on its plans for the site."

Amazon is taking over the world.


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