Indiana Beach 6/16

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Sunday, June 18, 2006 11:56 PM
Went to Indiana Beach on Friday, cause one of my classes was cancelled. So i got my half off ACE discount and walked around.

The park was empty, and i didn't wait for a singe thing for the few hours i was their.

I really like Lost Coaster Of Superstition Mountain, a truly unique ride. And like how the skeleton changes what he says for different rides.

Galaxi is your ordinary ride, expect the waterslides all around it make it a tad more interesting.

Tig'rr is one of those only in Indiana kind of things were the coaster has absolutely not restraints. I don't know how they get away with that one but it makes the ride feel more dangerous.

Hoosier Hurricane was running pretty good. Love the layout along the lake, and there was no one at the park so i got re-rides.

Cornball Express is the best ride at the park IMO. The first drop is real steep, and the ride keeps a good speed intertwining around other rides and gives some good air.

Den of Lost Thieves needs some rehab work, many effects weren’t working and it just look aged.

The double shot is in one of the best locations of any drop tower at any park being right on the lake gives a good view.

The two new attractions for 2006: Splash Battle and the water play area don't look anywhere close to being completed anytime soon.

This park also has some great arcades with old games, AND one of the most bizarre things at any park. THE KARP POND. So many carp just piled on top of each other trying to get some food. Check Out Pictures Here: http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=4171376&a=32216363 *** Edited 6/19/2006 4:02:59 AM UTC by PatManForce***

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Sunday, June 18, 2006 11:57 PM
We went to IB on Tuesday and encountered similar conditions. I absolutely loved Cornball Express.
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Monday, June 19, 2006 1:14 AM
They still honor the ACE discount? Cool, I'm planning to hit the place up in about a week and I noticed it was no longer listed on ACEonline.org as a benefit.
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Monday, June 19, 2006 2:17 AM
Glad you had fun. Thanks for taking pics of 2006 construction...I've been waiting to see pictures of Splash Battle. I'm sure when they finally get it done, it will be a really nice addition. I think it's perfect for the park.
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Monday, June 19, 2006 6:47 AM
Actually the new water play area opened Saturday, albeit not all of the attractions are in. The Splash Battle vehicles are supposed to arrive this week.

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Monday, June 19, 2006 2:05 PM
Cool Dave. Did they fill in the pool that the tanks were in? It kind of looks like it. I can't wait to get out there! I'm going to get the kids in one of the cars and just drench them..lol.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:48 AM
The new waterplay structure is open? Damn, I was just there the beginning of June and all that was there was a concrete slab.
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Sunday, June 25, 2006 1:12 AM
Update: The Splash Battle vehicles are in and look really cool! Each of the 6 vehicles sits 4 riders: the back 2 face backwards. The tunnel and water affects are done. The ride track is not long, but the vehicles don't travel fast---tho speed can be changed--- and ride is to be 2- 2 1/2 min. long. The Beach hopes to get the ride open by next weekend.

The Splash Bash area has about 5 more attractions coming in. This area has proved to be very popular.

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Sunday, June 25, 2006 12:34 PM

IB*Dave said:The ride track is not long, but the vehicles don't travel fast---tho speed can be changed--- and ride is to be 2- 2 1/2 min. long.

Hey Dave...just a note. By increasing the speed of the vehicles, you shorten the ride's duration and (here's the kicker), INCREASE capacity.

*Just something to mention to Tom Jr. should the wait times become excessive...hehe. :)

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Sunday, June 25, 2006 2:01 PM
I absolutely adore IB. If the world were about to come to an end, it'd prob be in my top 5 places I'd want to be to experience it. :)
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Sunday, June 25, 2006 9:29 PM
Yeah! More people who love Cornball Express. Even after riding the Voyage, I still said "I like Cornball Express better." Like I said, I really hope the park has to close down due to horrible mismanagement and Knoebels comes to the rescue because damn, CE is awesome! Note, I'm of course joking about the closing down part.

I guess my trip report died, or went to a second page, but I found a lot of similarities between IB and Knoebels. In fact, I actually called IB "Knoebels on the Lake."

Similarities:
1) Good woodies
2) Unique rides–LoCoSoMu at IB/Flying Turns at Knoebels
3) A lot of random signs put in random locations with multiple old-school typefaces–translated: a little tacky looking
4) Carnival rides
5) Rides put here, there, and everywhere
6) On-site lodging (although you can't yet get a motel room at Knoebels, IB does have camping available)

The only thing bad thing I found at IB (and I've heard someone else lob this charge at Knoebels) is that the ride ops just didn't seem to care if you were there or not, whereas at SFGAm (whether forced or not) which we were at earlier in the day and the day before, there was a much better attitude towards the guests. The one standout though was the older man who was running LoCoSoMu. He was really cool, even telling me good spots to take pictures of the boardwalk at night.

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Monday, June 26, 2006 1:40 AM
I was at IB over the weekend, I would have to say that Cornball is my second favorite coaster in Indiana - behind The Voyage. But both Cornball and Hurricane were fast and amazing for my night rides after a warm Saturday.

I took this picture of Splash Battle (sorry if it is a little blurry). There were a few people working on it on Saturday. It looks likes a good addition for IB. http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/1494/ib19hh.jpg

Other pictures I took over the weekend:

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http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/8121/ib54wz.jpg

Edit: Posted wrong picture for Splash Battle :) *** Edited 6/26/2006 5:42:51 AM UTC by Jes***

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 2:18 AM
Wow, they made really good progress, since we were almost two weeks earlier. Am I the only one though who is suprised by how late everything (and it's just not at IB) is opening this year? It's almost July, and Splash Battle still looks like it needs some more work before it's close to being ready. Legoland in California was bulding one also. I wonder if there's is finished yet, as I'd love to hear a report on one.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 2:31 AM
Thanks for the update Jes, it's looking great so far. I really need to get down there again soon, I love that place!
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