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***
The Splash Bash area has about 5 more attractions coming in. This area has proved to be very popular.
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. :)
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."
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.
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:
Edit: Posted wrong picture for Splash Battle :) *** Edited 6/26/2006 5:42:51 AM UTC by Jes***
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