In 1964, the Boot Hill Walk Thru, Pirate Cave Dark Ride, and Fascination Building were built. On June 17 that year, with the British Invasion in full swing on the U.S. music scene, The Rolling Stones made an appearance at Danceland as part of their first U.S. tour on June 17, 1964. Streetcar service was dwindling quite noticeably in Pittsburgh during the 1960s. West View Park's last day as a "trolley park" was on September 4, 1965 as PAT Transit ceased operations on the #10 West View car route. West View was the last amusement park in the United States to be served by a trolley.
The first part of the decade saw the following new rides at West View Park: Double Ferris Wheel (lasted only one season, 1970), steam engine train (replacing the miniature train), Round-Up, Tempest (aka Meteor), Trabant, and Rock-O-Plane (replacing the Loop-O-Plane).
Over the years, parts of the 5-acre (20,000 m2) Lake Placid had been reduced to make room for new rides. By the early 70's, the remainder was filled in and the one-time swamp that began West View Park was no more.
On October 3, 1973, the Danceland dance hall burned to the ground and was not rebuilt. With the introduction of Kennywood Parks first million-dollar ride in 1975, the Log Jammer, West View Park was doomed. It did not have enough money nor space to build new million-dollar rides that might have saved it. Other parks were spending millions changing their images every year, but West View was stuck with its old one.
1977 would become West View Park's swan song. A last attempt to save the park was re-themeing the Ride-N-Laff into Davey Jones Locker that year, but it was too late. On September 5, the park ended its 71st season; its patrons not knowing that they were riding their beloved Dips and Racing Whippet coasters for the very last time. Only 3½ weeks later on September 30, the T. M. Harton Company made the official announcement that West View Park would not reopen.
For the next few years, West View Park's dedicated patrons watched sadly as everything was taken down and either sold to other amusement parks or scrapped. The famous Dips roller coaster was one of the last rides to be dismantled.