Farewell to Fantasy Kingdom

A message from the Founders of Fantasy Kingdom

Hello to all of our Fantasy Kingdom Families:

As the previous owners of Fantasy Kingdom, we want to share with you our latest endevours to continue to nurture the minds of our Chicago little ones.

Creative Scholars Preschool is a safe, engaging, collaborative place for children to learn. We use the combination of inquiry, the fine arts, teacher designed activities, and play to guide children in developing early literacy, language, math, and science concepts, an interest in Spanish, and their creativity and self-expression. The curriculum at CSP is driven by the children and teachers and enables teachers to discover the unique gifts each child possesses. The teachers at Creative Scholars Preschool are supportive, qualified, talented and caring. Together they have decades of experience in early childhood education and hold degrees in areas such as Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Arts Teaching, Fine Arts, and Theater Performance.

If you are looking for an enriching and nurturing first education experience for your young child, come and join us.

Creative Scholars Preschool
1735 N Elston Ave, Chicago IL 60642
(773) 489-6543

Mark and Della Allen


Hello Everyone,

This is a bittersweet moment for us at Fantasy Kingdom, as we bid everyone farewell.  Fantasy Kingdom, being the first of its kind in the Chicagoland area since 2004, has decided to close its doors to the public at the end of the day on Friday, June 1, 2012.  Fantasy Kingdom will continue executing private parties through Sunday, June 17, 2012.   

We are beyond grateful to all who chose Fantasy Kingdom in helping create those special moments in your children’s lives – from taking their first steps, to celebrating memorable parties which we hope you’ll never forget. We put our heart and soul into creating Fantasy Kingdom, and we hope you keep a little piece of our memory with you always.

Upon its closure, Fantasy Kingdom will be donating almost everything, including the castle and village structures.  A charity is still being determined. If anyone would like to request a specific charity, please contact Mark Allen at info@fantasykingdom.org as soon as possible. Our hope is Fantasy Kingdom’s trademark structures will continue on in the lives of children in need. 

At this time, we are encouraging families with any unused visits remaining on their punch cards to come in and play during open play times. Your unused visits can be used for friends, too!  Now is the time to bring a friend(s) to enjoy Fantasy Kingdom one last time. If you cannot visit us before we close, we’ve been collaborating with two similar local businesses in regards to honoring unused Fantasy Kingdom punch card visits and unexpired memberships. We are happy to announce “Little Beans Café” and “Purple Monkey Playroom” are in agreement to accept our punch cards and unexpired memberships. They are excited and look forward to welcoming you to their facilities. If you have yet to visit them, please do so. Their facilities are beautiful and your children will have a great time playing at one of them. 

This is the agreement which has been put forth by Little Beans and Purple Monkey:

  1. In order to use your Fantasy Kingdom punch card or unexpired membership you must first buy, at a minimum, a 5 visit punch card at either Little Beans Cafe or Purple Monkey. At that point, they will convert your Fantasy Kingdom card to one of theirs and add the unused Fantasy Kingdom visits to your new pass.
  1. You will not be able to use your Fantasy Kingdom cards as a “hopper pass” between both facilities.  You will have to choose between one or the other;
  1. If you have misplaced your Fantasy Kingdom punch card or unexpired membership, Little Beans and Purple Monkey will have a list to reflect upon.

Below please find their contact information:

Little Beans Logo

Little Beans Play Café
1809 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Shannon & Rob – Owners & Creators


Purple Monkey Logo

Purple Monkey Playroom
2040 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Jessica Roubitchek – Owner & Creator


As always, we thank you for your continued support over the past 8-1/2 years. Thank you for believing in us from the first day we opened our doors at our grand opening, to celebrating those special moments with us! We will always remember your smiling faces. 

Kind Regards,
Mark & Della Allen
Owners & Creators