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Old 11-19-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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The other day, I took a hike through some woods just north of Roosevelt Road and came across an abandoned water park that happens to be located on that big hill with the billboard on top just off Roosevelt and Route 83 in Oakbrook Terrace. I saw a total of 7 water slides and a wading pool, which includes two winding concrete slides, about 800 feet in length each, two enclosed tube slides that did underground loop de loops, two multi lane racer slides, and a smaller inner tube slide. All of which have been neglected for some time and have fallen into ruin. And if memory serves correct, I believe the name of this place was/is Ebenezer Floppen Slopper's Wonderful Water slides.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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And? It apparently went out of business in 1990.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:23 AM
 
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This place is pretty well known. Google it, and I'm sure you can come up with pictures. The Tribune even did an article about it a couple years ago.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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Lucky you did not find something less pleasant that was "abandoned."
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:29 AM
 
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I found these photos on flickr from 2006. It's amazing how much the place has deteriorated.

Roaring Rapids Water Park - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebrown3506/sets/72157603429554751/comments/ - broken link)
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:01 PM
 
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You "discovered" nothing. Rte. 83 commuters see the hill and the slide every day if they care to look. I'm guessing you also think that Columbus "discovered" America.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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Cool find. I've never heard of it however it would make for an interesting hike!
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:13 AM
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I never noticed it!
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:25 AM
 
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Wow that's cool! I looked in that area on Google maps and you can still see the slides if you zoom in. It's right by the border of Villa Park and Oakbrook Terrace
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Old 03-20-2016, 12:02 PM
 
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Roaring Rapids Water Park (aka Ebenezer Floppen Sloppers)
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