Old Indiana Fun Park

Monday, April 23, 2001 9:11 AM
I was at rcdb.com this morning and there is a park called Old Indiana Fun Park. Anyways all six coasters they have, have been takin apart and are laying in a field. It says the park closed in 86 but all the coasters were opened in 1998 and 2000. Im confused. Does anyone know anything about this park????
Monday, April 23, 2001 9:30 AM
Old Indiana is currently the "warehouse" for Six Flags dismantled rides. Most of the coasters Six Flags bought from Opryland are stored there. As for the park itself, it closed about five years ago after a bad accident on their train ride. Poor maintence was the cause, I believe.

Scott W. Short
Monday, April 23, 2001 2:00 PM
So is Six Flags going to install some of the old Opryland Rides in their parks?? I know they installed Hangman at SFMW (KONG), but what about the Wabash Cannonball, Rock n' Rollercoaster, Screamin Delta Demon, and CHAOS?? I really wish they would install CHAOS somewhere. That was a great indoor ride. Hopefully they will do something with them soon!!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 7:16 AM
Not sure, but I believe the "opened" dates on RCDB more accurately refliect the "change of status" dates for most coasters... not so much the date that the coater opened, but rather the date that it entered its current status (either opened, SBNO, Storage, etc)
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 2:30 PM
What kind of train accident? Like a derailment or what?
Wednesday, April 25, 2001 2:48 PM
I remember hearing about it on the radio one night. They said that the train had tipped over and pinned a women and her son. I think one of them died and the other was paralized not sure which one died. I had just ridden the train that year and it seemed very unsafe at that time. It was a small type train, 2 across seating. They drove it way to fast I thought, I'm not suprised that it finally tipped over.
Wednesday, April 25, 2001 7:41 PM
The train was an old, very poorly maintained, Miniature Train Co. model G-16.The track was laid between some sizable trees,as I recall,and in bad shape. Half the cars did not have brake shoes, the governor on the locomotive did not work and the operators thought it was race car. Coupled with this is that the state ride inspector for area didn't know what to look for. A disaster waiting to happen.
Thursday, April 26, 2001 3:00 AM

Smackers80 said:
They said that the train had tipped over and pinned a women and her son. I think one of them died and the other was paralized not sure which one died. i]

It was a lady and her grand daughter. The lady died and the little girl is paralysied from the waist down.
Thursday, April 26, 2001 5:42 PM
The train derailed and the rest is history. Six flags bought out old indiana and didn't get the lawsuit that over the accident since they weren't involved. Currently old indiana is a graveyard for most of opry land rides and euclid beach or other parks. The plans sixflags did have to rebuild were canceled when they bought out geauga lake and decided to add five F-ing rollercoasters and numourous expansions. The last I heard was from the six flags corperation office which they basically told me that they are going to dump a lot of money into sfwoa and not do anything with old indiana for a while. But there is a chance that they will rebuild old indiana probably in the next 5 - 10 years or so but until then they are keeping it as a graveyard.

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