New for 2011 Indiana Beach Amusement Resort, the premiere Indiana entertainment destination located on Lake Schaffer in Monticello, introduces Adventure Point. Adventure Point is Indiana Beach’s third park area joining the Boardwalk Funway Rides and Ideal Beach Waterpark. Adventure Point at Indiana Beach is home to new Zip Lines, a high ropes course, rock climbing and the new Adventure Point Outfitters shop.
Indiana Beach’s New Adventure Point is part of a multi-year, multi-million dollar expansion and improvement plan that includes a new entrance plaza, remodeled and upgraded restrooms and facilities.
Indiana Beach Amusement Resort opened its doors in 1926 as a swimming area in a cornfield and has grown into the largest Amusement Resort and Vacation Playground in Indiana. An escape destination enjoyed by nearly three quarters of a million visitors annually, Indiana beach boasts over 40 rides and attractions, games, fine dining, dancing, an exciting Waterpark, six roller coasters, and so much more. While the resort staff has been hard at work restoring rides, installing new ticket booths, renovating bathrooms and more this winter, Indiana Beach is now ready to invite the public to get involved in the improvement project.
Tom Sawyer Weekend, to be held April 29 – May 1st, will give students of the Twin Lakes School System the opportunity to show off their artistic skills in an effort to repaint the park fence and walls. Inspired by the Tom Sawyer white washing story, the event will be sponsored by Lowe’s and provide elementary, middle and high school students with the necessary supplies to paint murals on the resort’s now dull surfaces. “The goal is to get the community involved in the restoration project,” commented Gary Quasebarth , Indiana Beach General Manager. “Tom Sawyer Day will inspire kids to embrace their artistic abilities while brightening up one of their favorite destinations.”
Once the park, owned by Morgan RV Resorts, has been revived and repainted, it will launch the 2011 season with a Cinco de Mayo party. Held May 7th – 8th, the weekend long Cinco de Mayo festivities will feature Traditional and Modern Latin Dance Troops, Latino Dance Lessons, Authentic Mexican Cuisine from Chicago Land Restaurants, Traditional Hispanic Jewelry and Clothing, And Much More! The resort will also offer $18 unlimited ride passes, and sneak peak look at Adventure Point.
But you’ll have to wait until June 4th to experience the thrills of Adventure Point. Purchase your Indiana Beach Adventure Pass today on line at http://www.indianabeach.com
and receive an invitation to an exclusive Adventure Point Grand Opening Party with celebrity guest appearances, the new Adventure Point Outfitters gift shop, food, fun and entertainment to be held June 4th.
As soon as the resort is open for the season, weekly jazz parties will be held on the Lake Schafer beach. Sponsored by the local Whyte Horse Winery, every Thursday night will feature live jazz music, wine tastings served by the Whyte Horse staff and food. The idea behind this new series of events is to give adults something to look forward to. “Indiana Beach isn’t just for kids!” laughed Quasebarth.
The Thursday night jazz parties will be reminiscent of one of the park’s main attractions from its first years. Earl Spackman, the park’s original owner, built a ballroom and dance floor in 1930. The dance floor hosted evening dances for guests and residents of the surrounding area. In the '30’s, the Indiana Beach Ballroom was a home to the growing Big Band Era. Expanding twice, the Ballroom quickly became one of the major attractions. This season, the Indiana Beach management plans to emphasize the legendary Ballroom as a destination for weddings, reunions and more.
For more information about Indiana Beach Amusement Park or how you can get involved in the Indiana Beach Revival visit http://www.indianabeach.com
or call 574-583-4141.