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Aladdin's Castle was a fun house built in 1932 at Chicago's Riverview (Amusement) Park. The Face of Riverview.
Marilyn Monroe
The fun began when girls and women would enter Aladdin's Castle and have a big puff of air blow their skirts way up in the air (i.e., Marilyn Monroe's famous subway grate photograph). Aladdin's Castle was a large walk-through with many rooms containing a collapsing stairway, two maze rooms with the floor at about a 20% angle, and a turning barrel you needed to transverse to exit.


RIVERVIEW PARK NAME HISTORY
  1. 1879-1903; Schuetzen Park (aka Sharpshooter Park)
  2. 1904-1908; Riverview Sharpshooter Park.
  3. 1909-1912; Riverview Exposition Park.
  4. 1913-1967; Riverview Park.
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