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Re: Photo TR: Canobie Coaster's 2017 US Adventures

Postby Vonni » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:56 pm

MIAfan88 wrote:MI Adventure has a great water park, that is missing a solid drop capsule or better ProSlide. The dry section is 2 or 3 quality thrill rides away and a more quality steel coaster. If those 4-6 attractions are added, this park is worth being visited every year.



A true assessment, but I just don't see it happening. Unfortunately.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:13 pm

I could very well see Michigan's Adventure getting some kind of drop tower since they're one of the largest parks in the country without one. That would give the park one thrill ride. A good steel coasters seems further out unfortunately based on the rate that Cedar Fair has been adding rides to the park.
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Postby coasternut » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:34 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:It's Phoenix in layout only. As long as you don't go in expecting the same kind of ride, you'll probably come off satisfied like me. The park seems to take really good care of their woodies which is refreshing from a larger corporate park.


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Postby The Great Zo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:54 am

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:20 am

Haha true. I go with throw balls in as fast as possible and pray. Not sure if people can actually aim them.

If Indiana Beach improved their operations, I think they could be a smaller version of Knoebels in terms of their wooden coasters, weird rides, and long flat cycles.
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Postby cfc » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:47 am

Better operations would raise Indiana Beach from being just an "oddity" (a "boardwalk" in the wilds of Indiana) to a first-rate park. That being said, you can still have fun there.
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Postby grsupercity » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:03 am

Me and my wife enjoyed our time at Indiana Beach last summer. Sadly Lost coaster was closed. Steel Hawg was a blast and Cornball was not to shabby either. They only have a couple water slides but they are crazy fast and sketchy. The also have a crazy sketchy lazy river that my wife called the crazy river because the currents around those hairpin turns.
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Postby Rai Fox » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:48 am

Pear wrote:I love Lake Compounce and can't wait to get out and try Wildcat when it opens later. It will definitely take a while before the entire park is connected with a loop but hopefully we get a coaster that utilizes the lake later on.

Is there any reason for Down Time's topper to be gone this year? I hope it returns soon.


A bit late on this one but the original yellow topper was damaged by a winter storm; it was starting to look pretty faded, anyway. It's been replaced by a new blue topper now that looks quite a bit nicer, IMO. I should have thought to snap a picture, but I'm sure someone will get one soon enough.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:04 am

cfc wrote:Better operations would raise Indiana Beach from being just an "oddity" (a "boardwalk" in the wilds of Indiana) to a first-rate park. That being said, you can still have fun there.


I agree the park was a lot of fun, but it's disappointing knowing they could have been so much better.

grsupercity wrote:Me and my wife enjoyed our time at Indiana Beach last summer. Sadly Lost coaster was closed. Steel Hawg was a blast and Cornball was not to shabby either. They only have a couple water slides but they are crazy fast and sketchy. The also have a crazy sketchy lazy river that my wife called the crazy river because the currents around those hairpin turns.


Haha the water park sounds about right after experiencing the ride park. I thought the speed slides I saw looked really awkward.

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Pear wrote:I love Lake Compounce and can't wait to get out and try Wildcat when it opens later. It will definitely take a while before the entire park is connected with a loop but hopefully we get a coaster that utilizes the lake later on.

Is there any reason for Down Time's topper to be gone this year? I hope it returns soon.


A bit late on this one but the original yellow topper was damaged by a winter storm; it was starting to look pretty faded, anyway. It's been replaced by a new blue topper now that looks quite a bit nicer, IMO. I should have thought to snap a picture, but I'm sure someone will get one soon enough.


It did look cool being naked for a while but I'm glad they got a new topper.
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Re: Photo TR: Canobie Coaster's 2017 US Adventures

Postby Arthur_Seaton » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:16 pm

I was in the Indiana area last week for work and was tempted to head up to Indiana Beach as, on my last visit (last August), they were having serious operations issues too and I didn't get to ride Cornball or Lost Coaster. The park has a ton of character and I can see why it's so popular with enthusiasts, so, hopefully, they can get it running optimally in the near future. The haunted castle was indeed great (I assume you're talking about the drop platform?), and I fully agree with the description of Steel Hawg's drop; it looks totally gut-wrenching but is surprisingly tame.

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