If you are only planning a short visit, don't get the combo, but if you could make a long day out if it, definitely get it.
Oh...and make sure you walk out on the balcony overlooking the large room near the end of the walk-thru and look up towards the ceiling or you'll miss one of the best effects of the attraction. Many, many people never experience it.
As for the park, just go to enjoy the experience.
Cornball express is one hell of a rollercoaster. It packs a lot of punch and a lot of airtime.
Hoosier hurricane is also definantly worth the time.
Most importantly you can't forget about Tiggr. Its pretty neat not having any seat belt. Also galaxy may be much, but for some reason I enjoy the loud clanging and the punch that it gives you as you start the hill.
The mansion as previously pointed out is a must. You also can't forget double shot, the shafer queen, the boat show, the chairlift, logride, den of the lost theives, swings over the water, antique car rides, and the random shops/ food things along the boardwalk.
The atmosphere of the park is really what makes IB what it is. Everything being on top of each other is kinda neat, and makes the rides even better IMHO. They have added Lost Coaster but it is a little rough for my taste.
hopes any of this helps!
I haven't been to the park since the mid 80's so I'm really looking forward to it. Their website certainly doesn't do the park justice, at least what I remember of it.
Two more quick questions:
1. Are there lockers? Are they free?
2. We're looking for a hotel in the area for around $100. Any recommendations?
There are lots of non-chain hotels very close to the park as well but Orbitz, Travelocity and other consolidator websites do not list them. I can't vouch for their quality. A check of the city's Chamber of Commerce here might be a good place to start.
Or, go to the Yahoo Maps main page and use Monticello, IN 47960 as your search criteria. When the map page loads look for the "Smartview" section on the lower right side of the page. Click on Travel & Transportation and check the "hotels" option. Icons will appear for every hotel in the area. It's easy to spot the hotels near the park as they are all grouped together near the lake. You may need to zoom in and recenter the map a bit to make it easier to click on each hotel's icon and bring up their info. That should be enough to get you on your way.
If all else fails call the park (574) 583-4141.
Have fun ;)
joe. said:IB is amazing, but the only coaster which warranted re-rides for me was Cornball Express.
LOL, don't tell those poor ride-ops who had me *marathon* Tig'rr, solo, for about an hour during an ERT session... ;)
Anton, Anton, Anton!
Not that Cornball is anything less than world-class... :)
FWIW, I've been to IB no less than a half-dozen times, and can't wait to go back for more...
I'm not sure about lockers at IB, but I'm sure they probably have them. I just don't know where or what the cost is.
Hours of enjoyment there.
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