Indiana Beach, worth the trip?

Monday, March 11, 2002 10:43 AM
I remember reading once in a thread here about going to Indiana beach. One of my trips this summer swings kind of near there (I-94) and I was thinking about stopping by for a day..

Is it worth the trip?

Planned Parks for this summer: SFoGa, CP, SFWoA, SFGAm, SFKK, PKI, MA, SFStL, HW, KW. Is 10 enough?
Cornerstone Festival 2002... I will be there

Monday, March 11, 2002 11:22 AM

Absolutly. Three CCIs, and two other wonderful steel coasters. LoCoSuMo is looking really cool also. Right along Lake Shafer with plenty of rides. It's definantly worth the trip.

You can hear the laughter, you can hear the mighty roar. From the brickyard down in Indy to the white Chicago shore. It's a rollin', twistin', turnin' and might we both suggest. You get you fanny ridin' on the Cornball Express!

Monday, March 11, 2002 11:32 AM
I went to CP, Kennywood, PKI, and IB last summer. Best time by far was had at IB. I'd recommend staying at the accomodations right there in the park. You can't beat the ability to duck in for some AC every hour or so, and then pop out directly onto the midway.

"I'll bet that thing hits 5 Gs going through that loop.....faaar ooouut!"

Monday, March 11, 2002 11:37 AM

I was also planning on hitting IB on the way to or from CP. I live in Wisconsin. Is this park real far off of 80/94? Is it right off a major highway so that I wont get too lost finding it?


Bob Hansen

New Top 5:
5-MF; 4-X-Flight; 3-Hulk; 2-Kraken; 1-Raging Bull

Monday, March 11, 2002 11:38 AM

Yes, Indiana Beach is entirely worth going to if you are even remotely in the area.

Here is what they have to offer:

One great, off the chain CCI: Cornball Express

One good and very fun CCI: Hoosier Hurricane

One really wild and fun Schwazkopf - Tigg'r

What looks to be one truly custom, ridiculous CCI - LoCoSuMo.

A great interactive dark ride, a really good walk through fun house, swings over the lake, reasonable employees, great prices, decent food, and the number one reason to go: atmosphere.

I really miss Indiana Beach, and can't wait for May.

"He's blazin' away like the stars in the universe.." A. Vega + M. Rev "Ghostrider"

Monday, March 11, 2002 11:40 AM

Kick the Sky - I don't know how far off the path to CP it is, but Indiana Beach is about twenty minutes off of I-65.

Oh yeah, there's also carp, really big carp.

"He's blazin' away like the stars in the universe.." A. Vega + M. Rev "Ghostrider"

Monday, March 11, 2002 11:45 AM

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Oh, and did I say yes? I visited IB for the first time in 2000 and was blown away. With the addition of LoCoSuMo, the park's third CCI, I can't wait to get there again post-SRM. In fact I'm staying for two days!


Monday, March 11, 2002 11:46 AM

Okay, James K. A little of a biased post here but I hope I persuade you to stop on by.

Indiana Beach has quite reasonable prices (rides and food) when compared to the larger parks. If you're an ACER look for a 2 for 1 on ride passes in May and June thanks to our regional reps. Carol & Scott Holmes.

The Hurricane is fast and fun and retracked so it will be silky smooth as when it first opened. The CornBall was a great surprise last summer. Lots of air and a wonderful twisiting layout.Both coaster trains feature standard PTC lap bars. Lost Coaster looks to be a wicked little ride as well as very unique. Check with the park or message boards as I expect it won't be ready opening weekend. The Tig'rr is a fun JetStar and has no restraints.

The Beach has a plethera of flat rides.

The Den of Lost Thieves is a very popular interactive dark ride. Frankenstein's Castle (extra cost) is a 3 story walk through and a rarity among parks today. Don't skip it!!!

Then there are the games galore, short lines, and a wide variety of food. I recommend the Tacos (by Lost Coaster) or the SkyRoom for a full sit-down dinner or lunch.

Hope this convinces you and that I don't sound---too much---like a commercial!

Tuesday, March 12, 2002 2:48 PM
It's an older park with a boardwalk feel! I love it! Especially in May or June (when there open during the week) we attended on a Tuesday. NO LINES! My family and I truely enjoyed it!
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 4:53 PM

I arrived in August 2001 to find a very old looking area, Once inside I discovered a park like no other park I had been too. A bath house/restraunt/game room/gift shop greats you at the north entrance and thats only after passing under the station to Hoosier Hurricane.

Rides on top of rides, Shops under coasters, Waterslides that surround a coaster? Where am I at?

A further walk down to the south end of the park reveals more surprises, A Yo-Yo swing over the water, A man made/home made mountain/darkride/coaster, A giant Battle Tank game with a couple other rides and At the end of this whole shebang is a Giant wheel that is surrounded by Hoosier Huricanes turn around and a put put.

Venturing back north I find a beach cut into the lake, A dark ride above a shop, A double shot at a tipof the park and I still havent found the entrance to Cornball Express!

Going back over by the north entrance I see a restraunt that has Tigg'r on top of it and overhead is both Cornball and Huricane with a log flume mixed in among the kiddie rides and a train track running in and around all of this!

Back near the center of the park is this frankensteins castle building with the dude from Scream and other creatures advertising it. ($3.00 It's worth it!).

I enjoyed this park alot, Minnimal waits and it's uniqueness just did something to me. BTW Cornball is terrific and I think LoCoSuMo is going to be funner than you think! It's predicessor was very fun.


Charles Nungester
167 coasters and hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002 :)


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