indiana beach

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:14 PM
i know indian beach is busy for the 4th but do u think it will be busy july 15th?
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:36 PM
Yes, and yet no at the same time. It looks really busy because the parks not that big and it gets crowded during the summer but they have a lot of rides so the waits never seem too long except for Den of Lost Thieves, Lost Coaster, and most likely Steel Hawg also.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:41 PM
^What he said. Just go. Don't worry about the crowds, It will be fine.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:42 PM
ty wabash i been to ib on the 4th once never again.not sure if i will make all coaster i have a 3yr old going with us hates when i ride a ride without him lol. ty again
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:44 PM
ty also Acoustic Viscosity i dont let crowds scare me lol but its hard to ride when busy when i got my son hates when i ride with out him lol would be a lot faster with out waiting to long after 20 min he crys and screams poor daddy lol
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:48 PM
Why is it, that the only thing you have capitalized in this whole topic is "Acoustic Viscosity"?

Tell me, I'd like to know.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:51 PM
Just a friendly word of advice, but try taking a stab at using proper spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. It makes a HUGE difference in how people perceive you... between your posts and website, I would've mistaken you for a 9-year old had you not posted your birth date and wedding pictures. Oh, and your website crashed my computer. Not cool.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:55 PM
i copyed and pasted his name sorry i dont mean to misspell everyone makes mistakes at some point or are u perfect?im sleepy just got back from a long trip to cp with a 3yr old. and wanted to check out whats up on coaster buzz
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 11:00 PM
lol, I guess my name is the most important thing in his post. :)

Seriously dude, if you have a child with you, it's a different story. I would never shy away from visiting the park myself on any day of the year, but with a youngster in tow, you might want to shoot for a lightly crowded week day. The 15th may be fine, but if you're worried and can wait until August, I'd go then, near the end of the month.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 11:19 PM
I was there in the middle of August last summer and it was packed, and HOT! But go whenever you think is best for your family!
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 10:42 AM
Some folks have already ridden the Hawg, and say it's fun. My understanding is that operations were excruciatingly-slow (hopefully not as bad as the ferris-wheel lift in Myrtle) - but with time that might improve.

P.S. The AV is likely in caps to convey that Matt is freakishly tall. ;)

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 12:56 PM
LOL

And re: the park being packed in August. Yes, the park will be packed until almost the end of the month. Then it will likely be a ghost town in comparison, even on the last Saturday of the month.

But with the new owners came a new operating calendar and based on when Labor Day weekend falls this year, that final weekend may be a busy one.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 8:05 PM
Wow, that sounds atrocious. Way to treat your employees like cattle, IB. Why would they take away all the lifeguard stands? That's just idiotic.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 11:07 PM
Heaven forbid a life guard who is supposed to be able to be alert not have a place to sit down.

The break room thing sounds like an exaggeration to me, but how would I ever know?

fancyblue1, sorry to be a jerk but try typing like an adult. About the crowds, when I was there three years ago I barely had to wait, but that could have been a slow day. You never ever know how busy a park will be.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:00 AM
^It's no different then the lifeguards who have to watch the slides, lazy river, wavepools, etc. They all stand.

If you don't like standing while being a lifeguard, go work at a beach or public pool, not a waterpark. *** Edited 7/10/2008 7:01:45 AM UTC by Chitown***

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Thursday, July 10, 2008 7:42 AM
Seriously, your feet do get used to standing for long periods of time over the course of a summer. I had a summer job where I worked 12 hour shifts in a factory which normally had floors made of concrete (sometimes steel platforms if I was lucky) and for most of those 12 hours, I was standing. I don't feel a whole lot of sorrow for those lifeguards. I'm sure there's a line of people who would love to take their place with a "fun" job at a waterpark compared to, say, working for McD's.
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Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:41 AM
Lol, exactly. Cry me a river.

Did they get rid of all the chairs or just some? If you think about any wave pool there are usually a few chairs and then a bunch of guards walking around the pool.

Has anyone in this thread actually seen this in person?

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Thursday, July 10, 2008 2:45 PM
But if the stands exist, why take them away? Does it somehow improve lifeguard response?
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Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:28 PM
^^ Yes, it does improve lifeguard response by keeping guards alert. Ellis and Associates requires if lifeguards have seats available, that you must sit for 5 mins, then stand for 5 mins. This is to help prevent lifeguards from falling asleep sitting in chairs. I was a water park / beach guard for a few years, you get used to standing and walking all day. It's not that bad. I can see where switching the rules all at once would make people quit though. It was a fun job, much more fun than when I was a guard at a university pool.
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