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Fairyland Twin Theaters

In the spring of 1987 I stumbled across an old amusement park in south KC called Fairyland Park, which operated roughly 1920-1973. I had not heard of it before that night. I was absolutely transfixed!

 

I went back two evenings later and explored some more, including the adjacent Fairyland Twin Drive-In Theater. The Wildcat coaster was in the process of being dismantled in '87, for its new life in Oklahoma City.

 

Satchel Paige Elem. School has sat on the old theater site for at least 15 years, if not 20.

 

A huge building sits on most of the amusement park site, for about 5 years, now, I suppose.

 

This bing.com view shows the modern building where Fairyland Park was, and if you pan to the right, it shows Satchel Paige Elem. School, where the Fairyland Twin I & II Drive In Movie was.

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Taken on February 5, 2010