Indiana Beach is up for sale, and the city and county that are home to the much-beloved amusement park are hoping to find a new buyer. Fun Spot America and others are reportedly interested in the property.
Read more from The Journal and Courier.
Looks like Fun Spot is not going to be purchasing the park:
I have to wonder if this may be a situation similar to what Cedar Fair found itself in when Geauga Lake was purchased - a ton of deferred maintenance to the park - which posed challenged to operate the park.
GL's challenge wasn't maintenance... it was paying for the operating cost of two parks on one gate price when Six Flags combined the two.
From what I remember about the 2004 season, some of the rides weren't up to Cedar Fair maintenance standards and didn't open with the park in May. I think it was Wolf Bobs and Superman/Steel Venom. Mr. Hyde's didn't reopen until the 2005 season, and then Cedar Fair scrapped it after operating it for one season.
I think Cedar Fair had some catch up work to do as far as regular/preventative maintenance on the GL rides, but had folks shown up to the park it wasn't anything outrageous.
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