Last Friday we met up with some friends at Pirate's Cove in Elk Grove Village. It's a small park that has rides for kids as well as a craft and a show. The day we went was wizard's day so all the rides had Harry Potter names, the kids got wands when they entered, there was a magic show and the craft was a wizard hat. My kids love the rides and luckily there aren't long waits. At most they have to wait through 1-2 times of the ride going around but most of the time it is less than that.
They have a hand train ride where the kids have to pedal by hand but there are employees who push the kids.
They also have paddle boats (powered by hands not feet) and they can become bumper boats. Water does get in the boats so there bottoms get wet but they dried pretty quickly. N2 love these boats!