Date: April 28, 2015 06:56PM
Actually in the book, "Riverview Gone, But Not Forgotten 1904-1967" shows a billboard advertising the the opening day the next year. Riverview had been scheduled to reopen for its 65th season on May 10, 1968. The license had been purchased, the sign erected; but then, Riverview Historian Wlodarczyk says, "A major stockholder died." Between problems with the estate, offers to buy the park, and other pressures, Bill Schmidt, grandson of Wilhelm Schmidt, announced that the park had been sold and would not reopen.
Six Flags Over Georgia bought the Riverview Carousel in 1971 and I thought "The Bob's" went to Texas. The distortion mirrors from Aladdin's Castle fun house are reportedly at a dance club in Palatine, Illinois, (per an article from June 2011). Some things were put into storage when Riverview closed but most stuff just trashed. One thing for sure was, that Riverview was taken down very quick.
This is from an earlier Riverview post from the Chicago Tribune,
Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 04/28/2015 11:09PM by rjmachon.