Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:41 am

^ Oh, you can definitely do it all in one day! It's not that large of a park, even if you do the water park.
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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:43 am

^ Easily less than a day, but I guess that depends on what you're looking to do.
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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:09 am

Me and my wife did a busy August Saturday there and rode everything (sadly Lost Coaster was closed) and got in multiple rerides on everything we wanted.
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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby JT325 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:34 am

CoasterRench wrote:Is it possible to do Indiana Beach in one day, or suggest scheduling more than a day?


It's easy to hit everything once. But be warned, this is the first year for the new company, and the park is still putting itself back together. On our visit a few weeks ago, closed rides included Tig'ger, Lost Coaster, Giant Wheel, Shafer Queen, Log Flume and the new Super Loop... Operations are still as bad, if not worse than in past years. And the previously wonderful Hoosier Hurricane was still full of painful potholes. I hope the new company can pull it all together in the next couple years.

If you are going out of your way, or pulling time away from another park, I would say hold off to see if the park improves next year.

Indiana Beach used to be the sort of place we wanted to spend more TIME and MONEY, because it was so fun. The atmosphere, the rides, the lights at night, everything. Sort of a smaller Knoebels on the lake.
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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterRench » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:09 am

JT325 wrote:
CoasterRench wrote:Is it possible to do Indiana Beach in one day, or suggest scheduling more than a day?


It's easy to hit everything once. But be warned, this is the first year for the new company, and the park is still putting itself back together. On our visit a few weeks ago, closed rides included Tig'ger, Lost Coaster, Giant Wheel, Shafer Queen, Log Flume and the new Super Loop... Operations are still as bad, if not worse than in past years. And the previously wonderful Hoosier Hurricane was still full of painful potholes. I hope the new company can pull it all together in the next couple years.

If you are going out of your way, or pulling time away from another park, I would say hold off to see if the park improves next year.

Indiana Beach used to be the sort of place we wanted to spend more TIME and MONEY, because it was so fun. The atmosphere, the rides, the lights at night, everything. Sort of a smaller Knoebels on the lake.


We aren't planning on going until next summer, we were planning on going from Holiday World to Indiana Beach to Six Flags Great America. I have always heard great things about Indiana Beach, although maybe I should hold off another year, and move our trip to go across Pennsylvania towards Six Flags Great Adventure.
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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby DirkFunk » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:42 am

I think with one solid off season, IB should be able to get their things in order and really come back much stronger in '17. Just my two cents.

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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby The Geek Mojo » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:14 am

Hopefully 2017 will be better. I went in 2014 and it was a real crap hole. I can deal with rides not working but their operations there was godawful. Hopefully Apex turns that place around.

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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:06 am

Its worth a stop. We went a couple weeks ago and pretty much everything was running besides lost coaster. Coaster operations were horrible but the trip was still fun! Worth a stop at least
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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby GCI Wooden » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:20 am

JT325 wrote:On our visit a few weeks ago, closed rides included ... Log Flume

What, they have a log flume? How did I miss this?

But yeah, it's easily done in one day, and it's definitely worth a visit (Cornball, Steel Hawg and the Drop Tower are worth the visit by themselves). I went in 2015 and had a great time.
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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby JT325 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:06 am

CoasterRench wrote:We aren't planning on going until next summer, we were planning on going from Holiday World to Indiana Beach to Six Flags Great America. I have always heard great things about Indiana Beach, although maybe I should hold off another year, and move our trip to go across Pennsylvania towards Six Flags Great Adventure.


If you are going across Pennsylvania, they have a BUNCH of parks that are light years better than any Six Flags or Indiana Beach (but Holiday World IS awesomeness!) I would also add that the time it used to be at Indiana Beach is at night... but I haven't been there at night in years as we have always left early due to the crumminess since the Spackman's sold it 8 (??) years ago. It went down the tubes so fast.
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