Indiana Beach for 2021!

Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:21 PM
99er's avatar

Unless of course they relocated the Double Shot.

The parking lot you mention really wouldn't lose that many spots. Nothing that couldn't be relocated elsewhere, like that little grassy area/building on the other side of Steel Hawg. Of course they could just rip down a building or attraction because all we keep doing is thinking of current open space.


-Chris

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Monday, November 30, 2020 3:51 AM

RideMan said:

Of course the other option is a new pier perhaps there where the Skycoaster is, between the Yo-Yo and the Paratrooper. But that's a pretty enormous undertaking. Or, elevate it ten feet or so and put it over the existing parking lot, Tig'rr style. But again, building that structure is a pretty massive job.Again, this is over and above the necessary mechanical renovation to the ride.

It's a much heavier ride than Tig'rr. Not impossible of course, but a special support structure would need to allow for the moving weight of a train filled with Americans.


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Monday, November 30, 2020 7:01 AM

We’re #1

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Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:00 AM

i assume they got it silly cheap and if so, even with new trains it's a cool addition. I really want to get there one day but it's not near anything in my life.

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Saturday, December 5, 2020 11:28 AM
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Richard Bannister said:

a special support structure would need to allow for the moving weight of a train filled with Americans.

At least they'll all be vaccinated.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:25 PM

ApolloAndy said

At least they'll all be vaccinated.

Who are you kidding?

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Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:44 PM

I do find the photos of the disassembly while the train from the accident is still in place on the track a bit creepy.

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Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:13 PM

I'd suggest that it's easier to remove a broken train when you can just roll it off the end of the rail.


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Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:26 PM
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Indeed. Just put a dumpster at the end of the cut off track and roll it in.


Hi

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Friday, December 11, 2020 12:03 AM

The plot thickens. Staples told the County Commissioners that he’s also bought a coaster for 2022. Another coaster from La Féria was for sale but has apparently been delisted. People are connecting the dots and thinking Indiana Beach has also acquired the former Kennywood Laser Loop. People watching the situation more closely than me are making noises that sound like confirmation.

Are there any parks with *three* Schwarzkopf coasters? And is there a Wildcat out there that Indiana Beach can rescue to replace the Galaxi and round out the set? Or how about a Bayern Kurve as a bonus?

—Dave Althoff, Jr.


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Friday, December 11, 2020 6:42 AM

Not any more.

As of this writing there are only two parks with two – Lagoon and Nagashima Spa Land.

(Honourable mention to Wiener Prater, which had six – though not at the same time).


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Friday, December 11, 2020 7:17 AM
kpjb's avatar

I know where they can find a Bayern Kurve.


Hi

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Friday, December 11, 2020 8:43 AM
Schwarzkopf76's avatar

Holy cow. 3 Anton's at IB? Sounds good to me! Let's hope they keep those classic seats/retro trains. Those old flat plastic seats; they're so much more comfy than the grippy buckets Revolution got (and I hope Mind Bender doesn't get). Knott's always has brand new reproductions on Montezooma's Revenge. That ride looks and runs like brand new. Kudos Indiana Beach!

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Friday, December 11, 2020 12:04 PM

Who would have thought Indiana Beach would potentially become a more revered and praised "preservation" park in enthusiast circles than Kennywood. #2020

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Friday, December 11, 2020 1:44 PM

Does this mean La Feria Chapultepec is going away completely? If so the big racing coaster seems unlikely to get moved (to Indiana or anywhere else). That would be a shame. I was headed there a couple years ago; got lost in Chapultepec Park and then ran out of time. Now I'm kicking myself.

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Friday, December 11, 2020 4:17 PM
kpjb's avatar

I'm not 100% certain, but from what I understand they're redoing it in to some sort of amphitheater/concert park. I'd assume that the woodie will be demolished if that's the case.


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Friday, December 11, 2020 4:42 PM

I’ve heard that it’s a goner.
There was previous conversation about possibly refurbing those trains for certain parks here in the US but popular opinion is that they were franken-trained a while back and are useless as vintage pieces.

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Friday, December 11, 2020 4:49 PM

Bummer.

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Saturday, December 12, 2020 1:13 PM
Schwarzkopf76's avatar

BrettV said:

Who would have thought Indiana Beach would potentially become a more revered and praised "preservation" park in enthusiast circles than Kennywood. #2020

Add to that 2 of the few remaining buzz bar coasters, way cool.

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Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:20 AM

Er, yeah, Knoebels only has one of those! In fact, I think Cornball Express may well have been the *last* new coaster to open with the old-style handlebars on it.

Knoebels Twister, on the other hand, was the last* new wood coaster to open with skid brakes.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

*Let's not count the very unusual coaster hardware running on Flying Turns, OK?
--DCAjr


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