1840: Riverside opened and operates as a
closes during the Great Depression.
purchased and reopened 1941:
Thunderbolt Roller Coaster is constructed. A wooden figure
eight/oval 70' high with a 2,600 foot run. 1974: Wildcat Steel
Schwarzkopf Roller Coaster is constructed. 1977: Black Widow Arrow Shuttle
Loop Roller Coaster is constructed.
is removed in 1999. 1983: Cyclone
Roller Coaster is constructed. Designed by the
late William Cobb, Cyclone is a wooden twister
110' high with a 3400 foot run.
Coaster is removed and sold to
Amusement Park. Premier Parks
purchased Riverside Park in 1996.
Additions for 1999-Blizzard River
(White River Rapids), Double Trouble (Chance
(Flying Bobs), Family
Tea Cups, and a new section named Crackaxle
Canyon featuring Houdini-The Great Escape (Vekoma
Frisbee), Rodeo (Huss Break Dance), and Stampede
Bumper Cars. Additions for the water park were
Shark Attack (Water Slides), and Hurricane Bay.
December 8, 1999, Riverside Park
Additions for 2000 : a 12 acre
themed area known as DC SuperHero Adventures .
The area features
Superman-Ride of Steel , an extreme steel hyper coaster 208
feet tall, with a first drop into a tunnel 13
feet underground, at speeds upwards of 70 miles
per hour. Also featured at Superhero Adventures
the family-oriented rollercoaster
Poison Ivy's Tangled
Train . A twisted dark
ride through the world of the villain, The Joker
named Joker's Wild Card (an indoor Chance
Wipeout). A new outdoor amphitheater for the
Batman Thrill Spectucular. A stunt show featuring
Batman, Vicki Vale and the Joker with daredevil
stunts, special effects and fireworks! .
Two new towers were added to the Hellevator.
These towers shoot people 20 stories into the
air. The new version of the Hellevator is known
Scream . A new
thrill ride from Huss known as Night Wing. A steel forward and backwards
Boomerang Rollercoaster Flashback. Cyclone
received P.T.C. 4 seater trains and a new paint
Tiny Timber Town Kid's area was added. The new area included 5
Batman - The Dark Knight. Designed by
& Mabillard, the coaster stands 117-feet high
with over 2,600 feet of track, the coaster
reaches speeds of 55 m.p.h. through five
inversions that include high speed banked turns,
a dive loop and interlocked corkscrews.
Water park is expanded and renamed Hurricane Harbor. Water
rides added- Tornado prototype ride. Monsoon Lagoon wave pool. 9
new water slides.
2005:MR. SIX'S PANDEMONIUM
a spinning Roller Coaster, and Typhoon
Water Coaster added. 2006: Additions:Catapult,
Splash Water Falls. Formerly Swat and Diablo
Falls from Defunct Six Flags Astroworld.
Characters added to greet guests: Batman, Robin,
Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash. Rides
Log Ride, and
Addition of Wiggle's
World and Thomas
Town themed kids areas. Rides removed-Double
Trouble and Rodeo. 2008: The Darknightroller coaster arrives but not built due to
Agawam height restrictions. Stunt Show arena is
removed. Rides removed-Timewarp, and
2009:Superman is transformed into Bizarro.
Jokers Wild Card returns on the old
Nightwing site, and an up charge Slingshot is
2011: Wild Mouse coaster named
Gotham City Gauntlet
is added in the DC Heroes area. The coaster was relocated
from Kentucky Kingdom. Wiggles World is renamed.
Thomas Town is closed for the season.
2012: A giant inverted boomerang named Goliath
added. The coaster was relocated from Magic Mountain.
Shipwreck falls is removed for new coaster.
2013: 6 new water slides known as Bonzai Pipelines are
added. Thomas Town reopens with new name of Whistle Stop
2014: Worlds tallest Sky Screamer will be added to the
park. The ride will be over 400'