old indiana funpark

Monday, February 26, 2001 4:32 PM
Ok i have been a coaster enthustiest for a few years but i am only 14 years old. OLD INDIANA FUNPARK close a few years before i was old enough to get into the whole coaster experience. Since i live in indiana i was wondering if anyone knows what happened to old indiana funpark and will it ever open back up again. About the only thing i have heard or has been fortunate enough to find out about the park was that there was an accident and they sold out. I have also heard premier bought the park over but i dont know much more than that.

Thanks a lot .......
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Monday, February 26, 2001 4:55 PM
Well, I'm also clueless about the park, but I do know that it houses Opryland's coasters (it went out of business and was destroyed and turned into a mall). I think Six Flags bought it and considers it to be a "Grave Yard". I don't know if it has a future or what, but it would be nice to see Six Flags turn it into a new park :)

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-Glitchey
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Monday, February 26, 2001 4:59 PM
Well I dont think or at least hope six flags wouldnt just leave the park there to rot. It would be totally awesome for sixflags to rebuild this once great park back to it glory. I also wander what happened to old indiana funparks 3 rollercoasters.
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Monday, February 26, 2001 5:01 PM
I don't know, but if they brought those back, fixed up a few of Opryland's coasters, threw in a Batman clone, Intamin Impulse, and a B&M hyper, boom, we have Six Flags Hoosier Land ;)

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-Glitchey
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Monday, February 26, 2001 5:09 PM
That would would be a dream come true. But i dont see it happening any time soon due to sixflags investments in geauge lake and then buying out sea world. it probably took most of the money they might have poured into old indiana unfortunatly. But I also dont see sixflags buy three coasters a lot of land and not doing anything with it, they do have a rep of rebuilding parks that are defunt or close to it.
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Monday, February 26, 2001 5:15 PM
Well, look what they did to Geauga Lake! In two years, it turned from an Indiana Beach type park (small and family based) to a mini Disney World! I think anything is possible with Six Flags these days...also notice the double doces of rides popping up all over this year (SFGAm: Déjà Vu & V2, SFOG: Déjà Vu & Acrophobia, SFMM: Déjà Vu & X, etc). It may not happen soon, but maybe they will start it off slow and turn it into a Six Flags Worlds of Adventure. They have the money...but then again, I could be wrong. It's an hour away from Indiana Beach (I'm talking about Old Indiana Park)...what would happen to Indiana Beach? It's a Six Flags mystery!

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-Glitchey
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Monday, February 26, 2001 5:18 PM
I posted a rumor about this park back in October aptly titled "Six Flags to Fly over Indiana"

The park right now is being used to store several rides (rock n rollercoaster, Screaming Delta Demon, Wabash cannonball, Tennessee Waltz, Chaos and a log flume all from Opryland, and the Black Widow from Riverside/SFNE There is also a Ranger ride)

Its being monitored by security hired by Six Flags. Mechnical Parts of rides are being housed right now on the site.

The park had plans to reopen but we don't know yet. Its obviously being cared for as we speak
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Monday, February 26, 2001 5:23 PM
Glitch we dont have to worry about indiana beach. They have already stood the test of time and if six flags did open old indiana funpark I think it would make indiana beach more competative. They could expand to the mainland which would give them plenty of room. I do remeber though seeing something about premier or six flags buying several of old indiana funparks rides after they closed. I think sixflags knows indiana needs a big park and i think there trying to give it to us hopefully
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Monday, February 26, 2001 5:28 PM
Hopefully!!! *Goosebumps Forming* Maybe it will help Indiana Beach altogether..."We plan on going to Six Flags Hoosier Land, ah what the heck...that Indiana Beach park is only a mile away from it. Lets go there too!"

I guess we'll have to see what the future holds for Indiana...let's just hope, no more corn! :)

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-Glitchey
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Monday, February 26, 2001 5:32 PM
Yep i agree with you there Glitch. Even the few rollercoasters we do have are named after corn. This has to be some kind of conspiracy or something. To bad about the soon to be park in indy going in dept, it is a shame,they had some cool ideas. they also had a few coasters planned. But maybe one day we will get a cp of sfmm and have 14 coasters in a park.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 8:34 PM
Indiana Beach would most likely give a Six Flags Park a run for it's money!! With a Six Flags in Chicago, it hardly seems "worth" their time to build one in Indiana. The former owners of Old Indiana did not take care of their park or their rides and went bankrupt after the deadly train accident. Further, Indiana Beach has more value for your money and has standed the test of time. As a MAJOR 27-year fanatic of Indiana Beach, I would not want the family to sell out. Besides, why should they?? Thousands love what they are doing-with no need to go "commercial". From Ohio, I travel many times a season to return. I have not been to an Ohio park in almost 10 years. They can keep the long lines and high prices.
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Thursday, October 18, 2001 2:48 PM
Sing it sister!!
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Thursday, October 18, 2001 3:18 PM
When you think of it, Old Indiana is the best Six Flags park of all:

No wait for rollercoasters (or any ride for that matter)

No rude employees

No Fast Pass

No poorly themed rides.

Seems like the perfect SF park to me ;)

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