Well it looks like it might actually happen! As of August 4th, 2003. 85 acres have been purchased at an unknown location in Illinois to build RiverView 2. For those of you who don't know, Riverview 2 is a park that is being built and named after the famouse Riverview park, which sat at Western and Belmont in Chicago for years. I'v been following this story for a few years now and thought it was BS, but now with the land purchase I'm just not sure. What are your thoughts and feelings about this? ------------------ The Demon He's gonna getchya!
I think this would be great! My hopes are up now for it actually going to happen since the land purchase. It would be great becuase it would have the crowds at SFGAm lowered which would equal more coaster riding for me!
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I actually thought this idea was dead in the water. If its progressing, that is a good sign. It would be great if they start construction, that they would completely clone Riverview to what it was so us younger generation folks could get a taste of why this park was one of the greatest amusement parks ever created.
As far as attendance being lowered at SFGAm due to this: I doubt it will happen. 2 other parks are already in the Chicago area. SFGAm, Kiddieland, and Santa's Village co-exist here.
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Having grown up only 4 blocks from Riverview, I would love to see this happen. I'd be one of the first people in line. ------------------ Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
I doubt that. I dont think Riverview is gonna have the kind of coasters SFGAm has. Theres not enough room, and that not what they want the park to have.. Theres not 85 acres for the park only. Theres parkiong, maitnence warehouses, and things like that. People wont stop going to SFGAm. It'll just be one other to visit in th summer.
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At 85 acres it is not going to be a major park. It may in fact have the opposite effect and bring more people to SFGAm. You could have people decide to take a trip to Chicago to see both parks that wouldn't normally have gone to Chicago at all.
The GP doesnt usually take trips just for an amusement park other than CP and sometimes SFMM.
Both Riverview II and SFGAm are outside of Chicago. People who go to Chicago arent always here for the parks. Why? Because they arent world renound (sp?) parks. And if they do go to a park, they'll go to SFGAm. the addition of another park doesn't mean that ALL the nearby parks are gonna have attendance increases.
Look at SFWOA. Its somewhat close to CP and PKI, and its attendance is DOWN 12%.
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Does anyone know the size of SFGAm? I thought it was around 100 acres, but I wonder if they include the parking lot. I wonder what the rides will be like at Riverview 2. Some of the rides built back in the day of the first Riverview might not be able to be built because of saftey regulations.
I would love to see this happen. We could always use another theme park in the area. Plus this could be a great place to have smaller more compact coasters that SFGAM wouldn't build because of the high visability of the Six Flags name. I would love to see a load of wooden coasters that intertwin within one another. Hope this happens.
I was kind of looking forward to riding the Bobs (if they resurrect it) my parents and grandparents once rode. I was also looking forward to seeing what kind of rides and roller coasters they would build to attract people like myself who were born way after Riverview closed.
Who knows someone might take over the project and build it. We just have to wait and see