We are proud to announce the premier video documentary on Chicago's Riverview Amusement Park has gotten even better! We've completely redone our 1994 video for 2004, and we think it's absolutely unbeatable! Hosted by Emmy Award nominee Norm Cherry, LAUGH YOUR TROUBLES AWAY traces the development and changes of the park, as seen through postcards, vintage ads, historic photographs taken by the official park photographers, and motion pictures.
The LAUGH YOUR TROUBLES AWAY documentary is the product of years of research by Derek Gee and personal experiences collected by collaborator Ralph Lopez, who worked at the park for 11 years and is a founding member of the National Amusement Park Historical Association. Ralph's vast knowledge of the park is blended with historical facts and photos from contemporary sources dating as early as 1879, including The Chicago Tribune, Billboard magazine for the amusement industry, and Riverview's own publicity photos. This unique mix makes LAUGH YOUR TROUBLES AWAY the most comprehensive and factual history of Riverview available today.
Contains COLOR ON-RIDE FOOTAGE OF THESE RIDES:
Greyhound coaster, The Bobs, Comet coaster, Flying Turns, Fireball, Jetstream, Pair-O-Chutes, Strat-O-Stat, as well as rare Universal newsreel film, and exclusive photos taken by the park itself!
Running time is now 1 Hour, eight minutes for main documentary. DVD contains bonus Sing-a-Long, Radio Spot, Stills gallery, and additional Bobs coaster footage.