Indiana Beach Blog

Saturday, December 1, 2007 12:58 PM
Doc Note: I Dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.
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Saturday, December 1, 2007 1:29 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Nice palidrome!
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Saturday, December 1, 2007 1:58 PM
GOt this link a minute ago from IB Dave:
I don't know if the pic means anything but it looks like it just has lap bars. I don't know though I haven't heard anything on the restraints.

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http://www.pharostribune.com/local/local_story_334224139.html


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Sunday, December 2, 2007 12:33 PM
^ I liked in the article someone was quoted as saying coasters can cost from 3-15 million, Hasn't anyone heard of 20+ million. MF, TTD, KK, Maverick.

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Sunday, December 2, 2007 1:04 PM
Maybe she just meant rollercoasters in Indiana, lol.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:22 PM

Josh M said:
Indiana Beach has started a blog. Both the homepage and the blog have some subtle hints that something new may be coming for 2008. I highly doubt we will see a major attraction, but we could get a nice new flat to go in the place of Chaos.

Nevertheless, the blog looks like it will have all sorts of information, and fun facts once it gets going.

Heres the link:
http://www.indianabeach.com/blog/



Ok guys. The Chaos was taken out because one of the arms welds had broken. The maintenance and management felt it was best just to take the ride out because of previous problems of the ride stopping due to unbalanced weights, etc. Also the same rides have been breaking down at other parks so it was in their best interest to get rid of a poorly made ride. As far as what they are going to replace it yet they aren't sure because their priority this year was to put in the new rollercoaster. Before the Chaos it was the Trabant, and before the Trabant was the Spider. They took the Twister out of the spot beside the Chaos. They wouldn't bring the Twister back because they sold it to some place in South America and they were having hundreds of complaints of back pain and other problems from the operators spinning people too much and that's the reason they took the Twister out. It's sad to say but that's the reason. Remember, if you complain about rides that's what happens, they get taken out. They won't be able to put much in that spot and right now they are using it for a smoking area since the park decided to make it a non-smoking areas park. They are thinking about taking the Tiger rollercoaster out because they can't buy parts for the ride no more. You might not see the Tiger there very much longer unfortunately. The brakes were getting bad this year on the ride as well. There might be a lot of different things going on in the next few years at IB. Not only is their new rollercoaster going to be cool to ride but they might take the Tiger out and put something else in there (sad to see the Tiger go though, only a few still exist). I heard a rumor but not sure if it's true. I think they bought the corn field adjacent to the south parking lot. If this is the case, they might eventually put rides where the south parking lot is located now. They are also trying to buy out some of the resorts that are along the main parking lot so they can expand that way too. IB is a unique park and if you get the chance please visit it. There isn't very many parks left that's been around 80+ years, family owned, and has some of the rides that they do. The owners really want to keep this park going and has plans on expanding in the future so please visit the park.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007 1:04 AM

Wabash Cannonball said:
I also noticed that last summer there was a large part of a field across the street from the south lot that is no longer being farmed. Could that be future IB parking if needed? *** Edited 11/3/2007 12:33:52 AM UTC by Wabash Cannonball***


That was my quote from about a month ago I think. I noticed that field and I certainly didn't think that the farmer who owned just decided not to farm a perfect rectangular section of a field.

But wow, rides in the south lot. I just can't imagine it right now. It would work. It would be fantastic actually.

One kind of sad fact also is that IB owned much more land along the lake but sold it off early to pay off the initial loan to purchase the land. I don't believe it became necessary for IB to have more land until '56 or so when paradise island was created.

I'll be riding Tig'rr a lot this year. Its a great ride.

*** Edited 12/13/2007 6:12:16 AM UTC by Wabash Cannonball***


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Thursday, December 13, 2007 1:46 PM
It would be nice if they would put a big steel rollercoaster along the south parking lot by the road. This would be totally cool to watch people drive by to the park and see a big coaster right beside them. :) But as far as the south parking lot, if that is their future intentions then that would be great they could put several nice rides in up there.
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Thursday, December 13, 2007 5:49 PM
beast7369's avatar Does IB own all of the homes surrounding the South parking lot? If so then this wont be a problem....if they dont it could become one. Who knows what else they will do if they buy up more the the "resorts" on the north side.
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Thursday, December 13, 2007 10:05 PM
I don't know about the properties by the south lot perhaps those are some of the ones they are trying to purchase. I've dreamed about owning one of them. I do know that some of them are rented to vacationers during the summer.

The park has grown so much in just the last 20 years and it seems to be growing faster all the time. They certainly have to do something else if they plan to continue the kind of growth they have had in the recent past.


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Friday, January 11, 2008 7:21 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar The new blog entry today has a rendering of what the trains will look like.

http://www.indianabeach.com/blog/

Rendering

The restraints look the same as the Screamin Squirrel. In one of the recent podcasts, there were some not to fond reviews of the Squirrel. Hopefuly this is more enjoyable of a ride.
*** Edited 1/12/2008 12:28:06 AM UTC by Jason Hammond***


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Friday, January 11, 2008 9:28 PM
Looks like what I expected. These restraints weren't too bad on Thorpe's Sky Swatter, but if the shoulder bar gets pushed down too far it feels like your spine is gonna explode.
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Friday, January 11, 2008 10:37 PM
WildStangAlex's avatar These look pretty decent for restraints.

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