For Indiana Beach regulars

Thursday, May 15, 2003 7:54 PM
If any of you happen to have a good recollection of what their arcades have to offer in terms of old games/pinballs, could you let me know? Especially of any pinball machines they have. The wife and I are coming down in a few weeks to check out the coasters, but I am always hoping to find some rare, infrequent pins to play.

Thanks very much in advance!

Mick

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 7:59 PM
They have a good selection of Pinball machines in a VERY nice arcade. they also have a brand new DDR Xtreme machine, very nice.

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Friday, May 16, 2003 7:55 AM
Yup, Force said it The arcade is VERY nice, and the DDR is VERY addictive. LOL Hope you have a great time.

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Addicted and I LOVE IT!

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Friday, May 16, 2003 8:53 AM
You want addicting?

Then Fascination is a must! I LOOOOOVE that game and it is probably the oldest game in the park.

Just make sure you bring a respirator for use afterwards... for some reason, that game attracts smokers like ants to a picnic.

*Cough*Cough*

Shaggy

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Shaggy

Proud A-lister!

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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:19 AM
I'll second Shaggy! Do yourself a favor: grab a $20, find a seat in the nice, air conditioned parlor, and play Fascination for an hour or so. It's one of the *must-do* things whenever I visit Indiana Beach.

mOOSH - looking forward to Wildwood's infamous Fascination parlor this June.

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"I don't like poop singers." Peabody, discussing American Idol.

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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:39 AM
Pinballs they have that I can remember off the top of my head:

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Addams Family
Twilight Zone
Bride of Pinbot
Funhouse
Earthquake
Theatre of Magic
South Park

Late season last year the pins were in horrible shape, but they seem to get them fixed in the off-season so hopefully they'll be working well for you.

Finding a good condition TZ machine is getting increasingly difficult these days :-/
*** This post was edited by CortexBomb 5/16/2003 1:40:32 PM ***

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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:40 AM
Not many places have Fascination anymore.

Kings Island used to have it and removed it in the late 1980's. CP just removed their's 2 or 3 season ago.

The only Fascination Parlors still in existance at parks I have been to recently are:

Indiana Beach
Six Flags Darien Lake
Americana

Any more out there?
Shaggy

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Shaggy

Proud A-lister!

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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:45 AM
Conneaut Lake also has a Fascination Parlor Shaggy...
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Friday, May 16, 2003 10:00 AM
Shaggy - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Wildwood, and Knoebels definitely still have Fascination. I believe Canobie Lake does, too.

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"I don't like poop singers." Peabody, discussing American Idol.

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Friday, May 16, 2003 10:36 AM
What is fascination?

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Be polite and ignore the idiots. - rollergator
"It's not a Toomer" - Arnold Schwartzenkoph

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Friday, May 16, 2003 10:44 AM
Andy - think of it as an electronic kind of Bingo.

You roll a ball up a ramp and onto a 5x5 grid containing 25 holes. Above it facing the player is a panel of lightbulbs with one bulb for each hole. As the ball falls through a hole the corresponding bulb lights up.

The game is played in different ways. Normally the object is to get 5 bulbs in a row lit either horizontally, vertically, of diaganolly. Sometimes the goal is to light up all the bulbs in a particular row, or sometimes it's a "coverall" game where you try to light up all 25 bulbs.

Winner get tickets that can be exchanged for prizes. Which reminds me of an episode of the Simpsons:

Lisa: What did you win?

Bart: Mustache comb. What did you win?

Lisa: Fake mustache...wanna comb it?

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Friday, May 16, 2003 11:45 PM
Speaking of Simpsons....IB has added the new Stern Simpsons pinball this year. It rules!

I have a couple of thoughts about the IB arcades:

-- First of all, this place is a pinball haven. There are almost a dozen pinballs in all of the park's arcades (2 arcades are in the park, and one is at the campground), although there are some doubles such as TZ and Addams Family.

-- Make sure to visit the arcade at the IB Campground. It is a short walk from the park, and has additional games and pinballs (some are duplicates).

-- The prices of the arcade games and pinballs are very affordable -- most of the pinballs are a mere quarter (except South Park and Simpsons).

-- The pinballs at the arcade in the park were working well when I visited it on opening weekend.

-- visit http://dynamic.gamespy.com/~locations/PlaceSearch.php3?state=Indiana (scroll down to Monticello, IN), this is a website that has a listing of all of the classic arcade games at the park. Some of the listings are reversed; i.e. some games that are actually in the park are listed in the campground and vice-versa, but the list will give you an idea of the classic arcade games you will find.

-- Definately give Fascination a try -- if you can handle the smoke! It's a pretty fun game.

And most importantly, enjoy your trip! You are in for a treat, especially if you have never visited the park before.

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Saturday, May 17, 2003 2:43 PM
Thank you all for your feedback. We are excited to come down there and hang out at this park. Looks very nice from the brochure they sent us.
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