This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Indiana Beach, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index
Indiana Beach Website
May 18th, 2006 - Park announces the first Splash Battle in the US (Below)
November 26th, 2007 - Steel Hawg is announced
February 19th, 2008 - Indiana Beach to be sold to Morgan RV Resorts
October 19th, 2009 - Indiana Beach announces Season Passes for the first time in 2010
March 3rd, 2011 - Indiana Beach announces Adventure Point (Ziplines and Ropes Course)
April 11th, 2011 - Grand opening of Adventure Point announced!
Courtesy of the Lafayette Journal and Courier
New rides hit the Beach
By Jennifer Christos
For the Journal and Courier
Amusement park opens on May 6
MONTICELLO -- Indiana Beach is getting ready for its 81st season.
With 27 major adult rides -- including five roller coasters -- and a slew of food and game stands, the main park opens the weekend of May 6 and starts daily operation on May 12.
The park's newest attraction, Splash Battle, is scheduled to open June 1. The interactive ride allows guests to pilot submarine-like vehicles and use on-board water cannons to trigger water stunts and soak other riders.
"It's the first ride of its kind in America," said Tom Spackman, spokesman for the family that owns the park. "But it's been a big hit in Europe and China."
The other new attraction, Splash Bash, is a water playground that is part of the sand beach swimming area. Geared toward younger children, it features fountains, waterfalls, bucket drops and squirt guns. The water park, which also includes six water slides and Action River, opens May 20.
"We have something for all ages," said Spackman, whose grandfather Earl Spackman opened the park as Ideal Beach in 1926, with a few refreshment stands and rental boats. Spackman's father, Tom Spackman Sr., installed the first permanent rides -- the Ferris wheel, the merry-go-round and the Bullet -- shortly after he took over in 1946.
Splash Battle at Walibi World: http://www.themeparkreview.com/europe20 ... world4.htm
Looks sweeet! Too bad it wasn't open this wek, though I admit that probably wouldn't been too fun to Sad & Pathetic