40N4 Tours: Indiana Beach

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Saturday, June 29, 2002 6:29 AM
40 coasters, 4 days, 3 states, 925 miles.

Indiana Beach, Monticello, IN, Wednesday, June 26th, beautiful skies, hot & muggy. A brief sprinkle before the sky became blue.

The Park: Clean, Boardwalk style park sitting on a beautiful lake and river. They have NO space for anything, but do the best with what they have. The dark rides & fun houses are hilarious, where the flat rides, though piled on top of each other, give an above average variety for all ages. Park employees were friendly, some were laxed, but took care of business on this slow, summer day. One note, the water show along the river was great fun to view and eat lunch at the same time......the Brats are delicious.

Flat rides: From old (Tilt a Whirl) to new (Chaos) the flats offer great variety to boardwalk and probably offer a great light show at night, which will be mentioned when I go with family later in the summer. The dark rides, like I mentioned bring it all together.

Coasters: Galaxie: The usual.

Tig'rr: We had to ride it twice since it brought me back to the 70's and the Jumbo Jet at the point. No other coaster has made me feel that way, besides the Whizzer at SFGAm. Tons of fun.

Hoosier Hurricane: Hey, who stole all the airtime? Great layout, but the most controlled CCI that I have ridden. It was good, but not great by all means.

Cornball Express: How in the world did they fit this outstanding coaster in this park? I'm still in amazement, no, actually, I'm not, CCI was in genius mode when this was erected. This masterpiece is crazy and deserves more attention. Great pops of air, great laterals on the helix and a great head chopper off the 4th hill. The two ride ops were hilarious and deserve mention of their "women scoping" ways! Too funny! One actually asked me what CCI stood for? Go figure.

LoCoSuMo: The most unique and surprising thrill we encountered on our trip. Comfortable seating allows for a "bone shattering" ride. Most, do not like the uncontrollable method of this creation, but I loved it and I give it a standing ovation. How in the world......well, nevermind, don't even explain, just ride it for yourselves.

Overall: 6 laps on CE, 4 on LoCoSuMo, 2 on Hurricane and a huge splash on the log flume and we had to return to Toledo. No question I will return to this park, it deserves the positive attention that some people has given it the last 3 months.

Needs: Yeah, like you can fit something else in that joint?

Surprises: CE and LoCo (which in Spanish means CRAZY!) were great surprises to end the day.

***Disclaimer*** 1) Every park is not the same. 2) 40 coasters in 4 days is worth every penny. 3) Thanks, Todd. I try very hard on my trip reports.

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There's nothing like a woodie...

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Saturday, June 29, 2002 6:43 AM
Very nice TR, but you should come back soemtime and get on everything. The Double Shot is one intense S&S, and the water swings swing over the water. I agree with everything you said, except LoCoSuMo (pronounce it, :~D), because I haven't ridden it yet. Oh, and they still might be able to fit more than you'd think. Remember that before Double Shot and Big Flush were there, the land that they are on was nonexistent, they added one acre for those rides.

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HuKeD oNN fonickS dusinT wOrK"[;.

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Saturday, June 29, 2002 7:07 AM

I like to hear about first time trips to IB. I've been going for a long time and I often with I could visit again for the first time, just to see what its like.

I was talking to an operator on the Cornball this year and I mentioned "Lost Coaster". They had no clue what I was talking about until I said "Superstition Mountain", so go figure that one.

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Guide to Indiana Beach

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Saturday, June 29, 2002 10:22 AM

Hey, we have been to IB twice this year and had great fun!

Both visits however Lost Coaster was lost. Guess this means a third trip.

Glad you liked the park, Did you ride the great dodgem?

Chuck

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Charles Nungester
Lesourdsville Lake, The great American amusement park opens the season June 6th Thurs-Sun every week. Park phone is (513)539-2193

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Sunday, June 30, 2002 4:20 PM
I've never been there but it sounds sort of like Morey's Piers. Is it anything like that?

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-Sean Newman
84 coasters in Track Record!! Hypersonic XLC # 100 in July. Waiting for the 305 foot drop tower in 2003. Thank you PKD.

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Sunday, June 30, 2002 8:58 PM
I've heard people compare it to that along with it being a Knobels fixed onto a lake. If you ever get the chance, GO! You won't regret it :)

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-Eric
Indiana Beach Online | LoCoSuMo Count: 1

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