Opryland and Old Indiana Fun Park

Wednesday, May 3, 2000 5:55 AM
When Opryland closed the rides were sold to Old Indiana Fun Park(OIFP).

Then from research I did at Rollercoaster Database I found out that OIFP had closed and the rides were bought at auction by Premier.

My question is does anyone have a clue as to what premier did with the coasters? Have they been put into another park and renamed?

I want to add these to my coaster list but haven't been able to find them.

Thanks in advance.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2000 7:05 AM
The only ride I know of from Opryland that is now operating is the SLC called Hangman. That is now Kong at SFMW.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2000 7:21 AM
Thanks ST, of course thats one of the ones I didn't get to ride when I was there( it wasn't built yet) Oh well.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2000 12:00 PM
This is a shot in the dark, but - Opryland used to have a steel looper called the Wabash Cannonball (the first coaster my wife rode as a kid). Indiana Beach (in Monticello, IN) lists on their web site a ride called Wabash Cannonball - but with no info available as to its type, or even if it's a coaster. And no database I've seen shows IB with a coaster named that. So... I guess we'll find out when we go to IB later this month. I'm really hoping it's the same ride, 'cause that would be very cool for my wife.

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Sunday, February 25, 2001 6:17 PM

spewey said:
"This is a shot in the dark, but - Opryland used to have a steel looper called the Wabash Cannonball (the first coaster my wife rode as a kid). Indiana Beach (in Monticello, IN) lists on their web site a ride called Wabash Cannonball - but with no info available as to its type, or even if it's a coaster. And no database I've seen shows IB with a coaster named that. So... I guess we'll find out when we go to IB later this month. I'm really hoping it's the same ride, 'cause that would be very cool for my wife.

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Wabash Cannonball is the name of the miniture train that goes around the park.

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Sunday, February 25, 2001 6:46 PM
Coasterdude is right, but that pertains to Indiana Beach's train. IB's coasters are the Hoosier Hurricane, Tig'rr, Galaxi, and Cornball Express (opening this year). There IS an Arrow Dynamics corkscrew model (2 inversion) coaster called the Wabash Cannonball, and it is sitting in pieces in the same field that the other Premier rides are near Thorntown, Indiana.

As of last fall, everything was still there, but some parts have been taken inside for storage. There is a log flume, Arrow mine train, Intamin bobsled, swinger, ranger, Arrow launched loop (Black Widow from SFNE), and various other contraptions. While driving along I-65, you can see the lights from the parking lots just west of the highway, not far from route 47. The yellow ticket booths are still standing too.

I strongly recommend driving along the park before getting out---there is usually security there and they aren't terribly forgiving. They let us look....from the edge of the road. We still got good photos though.

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Thursday, March 1, 2001 4:03 PM
I have been trying to find things about old indiana funpark for at least 3 months. The only thing i have found i that premier bought oifp out after the accident and bought several rides. I Know premier or sixflags has at least three coasters there that they are refirbishing or something. My guess is that six flags is houseing the coaster and trying to build old indiana funpark into a amusement park like they did with gueage lake. IF so i doub it will open anytime soon due to the expenditures on sixflags ohio them buying out seaworld and all the other expansions.
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Thursday, March 1, 2001 4:28 PM
The only coasters you are going to find now at Old Indiana are parts of old opryland coasters:
Wabash cannonball
Rock N Rollercoaster
Choas
Screaming delta Demon
and
Black widow from riverside

Old Indianas past coaster(s) were sold at auction when they closed, amongst the other OI rides. premier bought the land at OI and got many of the rides from Opryland for $10 mill.

Two of the Old opryland rides are currently operating:
River rapids @ SFKK
Kong (hangman) @ SFMW
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Thursday, March 1, 2001 5:45 PM

Old Indiana seems to be the Six Flags Inc. boneyard. Maybe they will show up at another park soon. Depends on what SF wants to do with them.
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Saturday, March 17, 2001 7:33 AM
I wish Indiana Beach could buy one of their dismanteled coasters...possibly the shuttle loop one. That would fit in well with Indiana Beach's atmosphere.

But what I would like to see more, is for Six Flags to rebuild Old Indiana Fun Park to Six Flags Hoosier Land (or something like that). But they already said that is not in their future plans...*shrugs*.

About Wabash Cannonball...yup, it's the train that goes around the park. You can see a picture of it (with the name perfectly visable) in this picture: http://www.indianabeach.com/images/IB-65.jpg

See more IB pictures here: http://www.indianabeach.com/BoardwalkPhotos.htm

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Saturday, March 17, 2001 12:27 PM
My guess is that six flags is houseing the coaster and trying to build old indiana funpark into a amusement park like they did with gueage lake
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Saturday, March 17, 2001 1:13 PM

LOL!!!!!!
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Saturday, March 17, 2001 5:39 PM
Why dosen't Six Flags move the coasters that are in the field to SFMM and put the coaster count debate to rest.

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Saturday, March 17, 2001 5:49 PM
Not sure if folks are confused here but as mentioned above, Wabash Cannonball is the Arrow corkscrew that ran at Opryland and is in pieces at Old Indiana. I paid my respects personally last fall. It is ALSO the name Indiana Beach has applied to their park's train.

These rides are completely different from each other! Although............no .........inverted train would be a very bad thing. Especially with guests tossing around inside the coaches!

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