Fun Spot and Indiana Beach in the same day?

Thursday, July 25, 2002 10:44 PM
Okay, being that I work full time, and go to school full time and then some, I have very very little free time.

I do however, have the occasional Thursday to blow if I neglect some of my responsibilities.

My question is, is it possible to hit Fun Spot and Indiana Beach in the same day?

Any input would be appreciated...

Thursday, July 25, 2002 10:59 PM
Well, yes, it is physically possible to do both IB and Fun Spot in one day. What the decision, as far as I see it, would be if it is worth pushing it that much. Honestly, though, if you are that busy, it may be what you have to do.

If I were in you shoes and decided to do this, I would reccomend showing up at Fun Spot upon opening and staying as long as you want to, then heading to IB. Fun Spot closes at 5:30 on Thu, Fri, and Sun, while IB is open until 7 or 11, depending on what Thu you go.

While any park, IMO, warrants a day visit, you could pack in the basics of what you would enjoy most with these two in one day.

Estimated drive time, From Monticello to Angola, is approx. 3 hrs if you like speed limits, and 2-2.5 if you don't.

These parks both are very nice to visit, and if you decide to visit either or both, be sure to E-mail me, it would be nice to meet up. My emai is


Friday, July 26, 2002 5:41 AM
Check the IB schedule closely. They have 2 POP sessions per day when they are open till 11. You probably want to schedule yourself to get there just before the second one starts. However, you probably can spend all day there, it's a real nice little park.
Friday, July 26, 2002 7:17 AM

Been there, done that, and I say go for it!

IB's 2 POP sessions are 11-6 and 4-11, but watch the schedule closely, because I think for that last part of August they only offer one session from 11-7(?). You can seriously do the Fun Spot and be completely satisfied in one to to hours, but be warned, the Afterburner (Arrow shuttle loop) doesn't open until noon...that is, if it decides it's going to work the day you're there (which it didn't for us :( )

It's 106 miles to Indiana Beach. We've got a full tank of gas and a half-full cooler of cokes. It's light, and we're wearing Disaster Transport 3-D glasses....hit it!

*** This post was edited by MooreOn on 7/26/2002. ***

Friday, July 26, 2002 8:24 AM
Yeah, get to Fun Spot early and do everything you want until 1:00 or 2:00 (preferably 1:00). Drive fast to the Beach, do everything you want once, maybe check out other rides, come back to the ones you like. You should be fine, even Friday nights aren't very crowded, 5 minute waits at most. There's a lot to do at the Beach, and I would recommend a 2 day visit, but with your schedule, you'll be able to do all the best stuff in one day. Don't miss the Double Shot, I know some people who missed it and I really feel sorry for them.

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Friday, July 26, 2002 9:05 AM
Thanks for the Great advice!
Friday, July 26, 2002 9:24 AM

James - do a search on C-buzz for Indiana Beach, there was another thread recently where people gave their suggestions on rides/attractions not to miss at the park. You might find it very helpful. FYI, if the decision was up to me, I'd skip Fun Spot and spend the entire day at IB. Its a wonderful park with a very cool, kitschy, retro vibe.

Have fun ;-)


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Friday, July 26, 2002 1:51 PM
Let it be known that those responsible for Afterburner's delays have been sacked.....:) Definitely try to do both. Not only is it possible, but you'll get a lot of riding in one day. FS has some good flats, and the shuttle is rare. But try to plan most of your time around IB. I've easily done a whole day there (partially spent power riding Den of Lost Thieves!).
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Friday, July 26, 2002 8:23 PM
I never have a problem riding everything at Indiana Beach in one ride session. The evening session begins at 4:00pm. I ride everything almost everytime I go, that includes Schafer Queen, Gondola Wheel, Sky Lift, Antique Cars, Everything! And I have plenty of time to spare. Just try to get there by 4:00pm and hit everything as you walk down the midway. Between 4:00 and 6:00 is when the two ride sessions overlap one another, but the park starts to slow down a bit after 6:00pm.
Friday, July 26, 2002 8:57 PM

The only thing I have to say about driving from FS to IB.... don't drive TOO fast ;)

Yes, both parks are doable, if you get bored at FS before Afterburner opens, go to the Arcade and play DDR. That kept me entertained for a while. Then the "Little Shuttle That Couldn't" did me in. Heck, they even sell Afterburner patches!! So I have a patch of a coaster I never rode :-P

Have fun at IB!! Try the Double Shot if you like intense power towers. And I agree with Arrow Guy, try the Den of Lost Theives. Good luck!!

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Beatings from Kara: 13

Monday, August 12, 2002 7:29 AM
thanks again for the info..

Also, I know I am insane, but part of the fun for me is the drive. It is like exploring new territory for me.

Monday, August 12, 2002 7:54 AM

Mamoosh said:

Its a wonderful park with a very cool, kitschy, retro vibe.

agreed, but if you drink any more of that "electric" lemonade, your vocabulary MAY be permanently *altered*.....;)....shoot, Den of Lost Thieves took me back to the "good old days" of Get Smart and I wasn't on anything NEAR that strong....

I loved IB, and hope to get back there SOON.....gotta get back to SFGAm soon too, and I *hope* to get to VF and Big Chief's on THAT trip....:)

Monday, August 12, 2002 8:04 AM

Very easily doable. Afterburner is a great little ride . The two parks aren't more then an hour and a half apart if that.

Actually tomorrow I am planning a Shipshewana (Giant outdoor flea market) Indiana Beach trip. Fun fun


Actually my girlfreind is planning the Shishewanna part I am planning the IB part.

All I need is 4.5 million bucks and a half a mile long sliver of land and maybe someone could build me my very own Shivering Timbers. ;)


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