Indiana Fun Spot: is it done?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:53 PM
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Aren't you and Jeff saying the exact same thing?


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:01 PM

Not sure. The way I took his statement is, that It could work.

My statement, They feel it can't.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:47 PM
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Jeff's post is funnier, so you lose.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:48 AM

+1 Jeff

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 9:26 AM
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There's a button for that.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:42 PM

Thanks for the official confirmation, stoogemanmoe.

But seriously? Blaming the economy? That's so 2009.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:27 PM
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Well, yeah Jeph, 2009 was the first year they didn't operate, so it was a reasonable explanation.


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Friday, April 27, 2012 4:25 AM

It would have been a reasonable explanation for why the park closed for the 2009 season, sure. But according to my aunt, who inquired with the owners in 2009, it was to possibly reopen if the economy improved.

Anyway, stoogemanmoe asked if the park would ever open again, and they said it would not due to the economy (meaning the present and ongoing state).

My point being...have you seen the record growth and attendance throughout the amusement industry in 2011? Blame the location, the competition, the financial backing, marketing, or the business model and decisions, not the poor economy.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012 3:07 PM
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She was rather blunt about the park not opening too. I say that because of the exclamation point she added. I think there is more going on there that meets the eye. Something other than insurance and the economy.


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Saturday, April 28, 2012 4:54 PM

Stick a fork in it, it's done. Obviously they want nothing further to do with the business.

Last edited by Dutchman, Saturday, April 28, 2012 4:54 PM
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Sunday, April 29, 2012 3:31 PM
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I don't think it had been a "business" in quite a while. Basically it seemed like a community park funded by the town's largest employer as a way to give something back to the employees and to the town. Eventually it became financially unsustainable and had to be closed. At least that's my impression...

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 9:44 PM
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Whatever you do, do NOT call 1-800-FUN-SPOT looking for information about the park. :)

Seriously, I enjoyed the park the one and only time I was there. A bunch of us went over there for a couple of hours during a break from Lost Coaster weekend at Indiana Beach. I believe that was 2004. We had a blast!

I would really hate to see another shuttle loop go to waste. It was painful enough seeing the Screamin Demon/T-Bolt Express literally rust away and fall apart.

I wish the owners the best of luck!

-Tina

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 10:15 PM
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Now, you know by telling us not to call the 800 number, I had to call it don't you. Oh my. :-)


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Monday, April 30, 2012 7:41 PM
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But of course! :-)

I remember we were caravaning to the park and wanted to call to find out their hours but none of us knew the phone number. Kristin was the one that came up with the "800-FUN-SPOT" which seemed to make sense at the time.

As we quickly found out that wasn't the case! :-) Good times!

-Tina

Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Monday, April 30, 2012 7:44 PM
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Monday, April 30, 2012 11:35 PM
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Oh. That's pretty awesome.


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