Pippin (Riverview Park)

Roller coaster
Silver Flash, Riverview, Chicago's Famous Amusement Park (NBY 415232).jpg
The Pippin when it was known as Silver Flash, in 1950
Riverview Park
Location Chicago, Illinois, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1921 to 1967
Builder Harry C. Baker
Designer / calculations John A. Miller
Type Wooden

Pippin was a Wooden roller coaster that was located at Riverview Park in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Pippin opened in 1921 as Flash. It is assumed that later on, the coaster got its Silver Flash name. After a while, the coaster simply got named Pippin, a name the ride stuck with until 1967, when it and the park closed.


Color Scheme

White supports and brown track.


2 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

The trains on Pippin were very unique. The trains were light gray, and they have the distinctly unique feature of having a roof and walls with entryways onto the train. Another of their coasters, Blue Streak, had this exact train design. it is unknown if the coaster had them up until closure or not.

External links

  • Pippin on the Roller Coaster DataBase.