What's the next step for Indiana?

Saturday, August 11, 2001 1:34 PM
Do you think Indiana Beach and Holiday World will just keep getting CCI's? Will they try something new? Steel loopers? It's really tough to decide!

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Saturday, August 11, 2001 1:54 PM
I just want Six Flags Inc. to use their "Old Indiana" land for something more then a graveyard...
*** This post was edited by john peck on 8/11/2001. ***
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 2:39 PM
I actually kind of hope that Indiana Beach and Holiday World will stick to the good wood I think it does wonders for their image.

As for Old Indiana I hope Six Flags keeps this as is. I'm afraid if it were to open it'd be the death for either Holiday World or Indiana Beach. Please prove me wrong.

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Sunday, August 12, 2001 7:51 AM
Six Flags is huge. I would like to see them come here also. I think that both IB and HW would both feel a financial impact if Old Indiana was reopened, but I think they could both survive and move ahead. A great deal of the business at Indiana Beach comes from Illinois and a large portion of that is from the city of Chicago. Why are the pople from Chicago going to Indiana Beach? Because they like it. It is a smaller park, great for families and wonderful for camping or vacationing. Not everyone wants to go to the parks with the biggest roller coaters. Don't forget that The Hoosier Hurricane and The Raven were both built while Old Indian Fun Park was still open. So there was obviously enough business to sustain the operation of all three parks. Before '94 Indiana didn't even have a big coater. Still the parks stayed open and did well.

As for the type of rides that they will build. I think that anything is possible. IB put up the Double shot after all. It is not exactly a tradition ride. IB Dave posted once that Tom Jr. of Indiana Beach considered a Vekoma Invertigo , a Reverchon Spinning Mouse, an Arrow coaster, as well as some others at one time.

What about Fun Spot? Does anyone think that this park will eventually flourish?

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Sunday, August 12, 2001 8:21 AM
I don't think funspot will ever flurish due to the lack of advertisement. I live in central indiana and never hear anything about it. The last time I seen something on it was a old ugly forgotten billboard in northern indiana. As for indiana beach and holiday world closing if sixflags did something with old indiana property I think it would have the reverse effect. Indiana beach's guide clearly states that on the average indiana beach attracts 750,000 people to their park or cottages. The only reason they don't add rides every other year is because there is no need to. What do they have as competition. Holiday world has a market by itself so does indiana beach. A new park would just make them more aggresive in adding rides. For new attractions I think holiday world will go for a small steel coaster with decent airtime, indiana beach will either stick with the woodies or posibbly add a arrow coaster of some sort.

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Sunday, August 12, 2001 8:26 AM
If Six Flags Olde Indiana was opened, I think I would have to agree with Jordon that it would probably help more than kill the parks off. Indiana Beach does a lot of half price stuff and discounts all over. I'm sure if they didn't have a lot of money, they would never do that. I say give it a try, you would probably be surprised at the outcome. And then maybe we could get our first B&M in Indiana ;)

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Sunday, August 12, 2001 8:30 AM
I think the owners of indiana beach have plenty of money to expand to mainland, which I think they own some property but I am not for sure, It is just there is no need to. Why add rollercoaster after rollercoaster if there is no competition.

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Sunday, August 12, 2001 8:52 AM
They (Indiana Beach) should buy some of the resorts closer to the entrance, knock em' down, and push the entrance back (over the main parking lot). This would give them some room to expand, just a little. There might even be some room for another CCI to the right of the entrance. I've just always envisioned that :)

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Sunday, August 12, 2001 9:01 AM
The entire south end that starts at the bridge just before Superstition Mountain and ends at Island Golf was once underwater and eventually filled in. Also the section where Big Flush and Double shot was filled in. Nearly an acre was filled in there in '95. I don't know how much they will be allowed to fill, but I think that this may also be an option for expansion.

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Sunday, August 12, 2001 9:06 AM
What about extending another pier out like the south end, but starting at Double Shot...so the North end goes out really far?

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Sunday, August 12, 2001 7:19 PM
Indiana Beach is turning into a crazy RCT level. Look at all the junk that is over the lake right beside Superstition Mountain. The Hurricane track, Wabash Cannonball, Antique Cars and Superstition Mountain Track all cross that area and travel over and directly beside each other. Many of the stations are 30 ft above ground level. With buildings crammed beneath them. The Cornball straddles the entire Kiddie land. Rides are built entirely over the water. The Water Swings are way out there and the pier to get to them accomadates the passage of boats beneath. The water slides encapsulate the Galaxie coaster now. The Gondola is on top of another ride. Yes, they could definatly squeeze in one more I think.

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Monday, August 13, 2001 12:55 AM
i think six falgs should re-open the old indiana park cause they can't do much with SFKK
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Monday, August 13, 2001 9:20 AM
Well then, what makes you think they would do something with Old Indiana? heh

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Monday, August 13, 2001 10:56 AM

JORDON DUNHAM said:
"I don't think funspot will ever flurish due to the lack of advertisement.


Fun Spot is flourishing! But, they will never be a huge park with hper/maga coasters. Fun Spot is what it is, a nice, clean, safe family picnic park. And that they are doing very well this year. Don't judge Fun Spot by the last three years, control of the park has returned to the Trine family and they are succeeding in their efforts to return "quality" to the park. The park is open Thurs - Sun 10 AM - 6 PM until Labor Day weekend, go check it out for yourself. OBTW, show an ACE membership card and get Buy One, Get One Free admission.
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Monday, August 13, 2001 11:25 AM
How about a runaway train ride called "Wabash Cannonball"...wait a minute, they'd have to rename the miniature train. Hmmm.

Seriously though, another wild CCI on the North side...completely over the water perhaps? Wabash Splash? They could put add splash element just like RCT! ;)

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Monday, August 13, 2001 11:39 AM
Interesting enough...right before you posted that janfrederick, I finished my RCT version of what I hope is Indiana Beach's next CCI ;) I know it's far-fetched, but it's even in the place you suggested, on the North side. All they have to do is fill in approximentaley 2 more acres of lake, and ta-dah!

(Notice the position of Double Shot to help understand where in the park this is.)

Check it out: http://www.indianabeach.8k.com/images/wabash_cci.gif

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Monday, August 13, 2001 2:17 PM
Sweet! I like that layout! And that's what I was thinking in terms of location. Although I would put some of it over water (which would probably be a maintinence nightmare).

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Monday, August 13, 2001 6:45 PM
Yes, it runs through the track VERY fast, yet has an under 10 rating in intensity ;)

I was thinking about making it go over water, but I didn't know what would be more costly...filling in the lake or building a steel support structure over it? Anyone have any clues? I'm sure if they did it over the water, it would be simple since they DO drain the lake every once in a while, they could just build it like they did Hoosier Hurricane.

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Monday, August 13, 2001 6:51 PM
what i ment is with SFKK they can only build so high cause there right next to a airport. But seeing how they own the old indiana fun park already i think they could do alot with it, and alot more then they can do with SFKK
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Monday, August 13, 2001 7:43 PM
Ah, I understand what you mean now. I forgot about the airport next door. I too wonder if they will ever attempt rebuilding the park with new rides and stuff. The park looked really nice, judging from the map I mean.

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