Indiana Beach

Indiana Beach
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amusement park
Location
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Monticello, Indiana, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1929
Website https://www.indianabeach.com/

Indiana Beach is an amusement park located in Monticello, Indiana, USA. It opened in 1929. The park was acquired by Apex Parks Group in 2015.

History[edit | edit source]

Adventure Point, a former ropes course attraction

In 2011, Adventure Point was opened. It was a ropes course attraction and operated until 2015.

In early February 2020, rides from Indiana Beach and Fantasy Island were offered for sale, leading to speculation that the parks would not open for 2020.[1] On February 18, it was announced that Indiana Beach would not open in 2020 as Apex Parks had bankruptcy protection and been unsuccessful in finding a buyer.[2] The following month, government officials put together a $3 million incentive package to attract potential buyers of Indiana Beach.[3] In April, the park posted an image on their social media which included the phrase "Can you keep a secret?" and another with "permanently closed" written, but with the word permanently scored out.[4] Later that month, it was revealed that Chicago businessman Gene Staples had purchased the park and hopes to reopen it in 2020.[5]

The park was reopened on June 27, 2020.[6]

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Cornball Express Custom Coasters International Wooden 2001 Operating
Hoosier Hurricane Custom Coasters International Wooden 1994 Operating
Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain Custom Coasters International Wooden 2002 Operating
Steel Hawg S&S Worldwide Steel 2008 Operating
Tig'rr Coaster Schwarzkopf Steel 1984 Operating
Triple Loop Schwarzkopf Steel 2021 Under construction

Past[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Dragon Wagon Wisdom Rides Kiddie 2015 2018 -
Galaxi S.D.C. Steel 1971 2013 -
Little Dipper Allan Herschell Company Kiddie 1950s 1970s -

Operating attractions[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Air Crow Larson International Flying Scooters 2004
Antique Autos Unknown Juvenile Track Ride 1965
Big Flush WhiteWater West Dinghy Waterslides 1998
Den of Lost Thieves Bill Tracy Tracked Dark Ride 1969
Dodgem Unknown Dodgems 1965
Double Shot S&S Worldwide Drop Tower 1999
Falling Star Chance Rides Rainbow 1990
Flying Bobs Allan Herschell Company Matterhorn 2020
Giant Gondola Wheel Chance Rides Ferris Wheel 1989
Music Express Mack Rides Superbob/Musik Express 2011
Paratrooper Hrubetz Lifting Paratrooper 1970s
Rockin' Tug Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2014
Rocky's Rapids Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1986
Rocky's Toy Box - Leap Frog S&S Worldwide Junior Drop Tower 1999
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1960s
Sea Dragon Chance Rides Pirate Ship 1986 or earlier
Sky Ride Hopkins Ropeway 1965
Skycoaster Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1995
Tilt-A-Whirl Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl Unknown
Water Swings Chance Rides Waveswinger 1992
Zero G Larson International Super Loop 2016

References[edit | edit source]