I know they wanted to get the ride open by the big holiday weekend but I didn't think they actually would until at least the next weekend. Which sucks because I am a runner up in the first to ride video contest and I don't think I can make it if it opens on the fourth. Bummer.
Well, regardless, it looks like I will be up there for the 4th. When I told my friends that they should be opening the ride on the 4th the park jumped to the top of the list for places to go. I have never been there for the 4th, and a new ride, could be amazing. I don't think this ride is going to be painful, a little disorienting, but I don't think it will be traveling fast enough to be painful.
From what I hear and common sense tells me the place will be packed on the fourth. IB is not that big and they usually get crowds anyway on the fourth. I am really glad I am spending that day somewhere else. They might not even have the ride open, yet. The blog says they anticipate the ride to be open on the fourth. That depends on whether the state gets there to inspect the ride, which is completely out of the park's hands and could take weeks to get them there.
Well, I had no plans to go on the 4th before they announced it and I still don't. I'm planning more along the lines of September. I was going to go to their usual event later this summer, but from what I've heard it will be on August 16th. I don't see any info on their site or ACE's site though. If it is on the 16th I won't be going to the event. I'll be at the Northern Ohio ACE region's "Summer Send Off" at Cedar Point. Hopefully if Indiana Beach has an event it will be on September 6th or 20th.
Yeah, that is cuttin' it a little too close for me. I wouldn't want to drive 3.5+ hours and have it not open. I think I am going to stick to my original plan this weekend and try and check out Zoombezi Bay and Jungle Jack's Landing instead.
^^Well, Gonch, one thing to consider is it's been raining in Indiana all day!! (probably in Beave-creek too) So can you test a ride for inspection in the rain??
The only other two factors to consider are a.) from my understanding, Indiana is not as scrupulous about their ride inspecting as Ohio is, and b.) it's pretty obvious IB is VERY determined to get SH opened by tomorrow!...I wish they had thought about that a few months earlier, though! Weren't there rumors not too long ago about it not opening until the end of July?