Yesterday I went to Indiana Beach in Monticello, IN. One of my favorite little parks. It wasn't the greatest day weather wise, but that didn't bother us one bit. Once there we parked in the South (Free) lot, got our POP wristbands and headed towards Musik Express. It was running really fast it seemed. Our day consisted of many rides on many different rides, a lunch of Indiana Beach tacos, and some rain. Did not play any games today, as much as I love them.
In case you haven't hear/read, Indiana Uses a new Wristband/Cash card system. Wristbands now have bar codes on the which you must scan for every ride. When I asked for the reason I was told what I expected. It's for checking capacity instantaneously, making sure wristbands are authentic, and assigning staff according to which attractions need more staff. The cool cash cards can be purchased virtually anywhere and reloaded in most arcades with cash or credit/debit cards. These cards are accepted EVERYWHERE in the park and are even used on games (including FASCINATION). If you win a game, the ticket amount is automatically credited to your card without needing to wait after the game for tickets. That was a VERY nice feature. It also made redeeming tickets faster and easier for the arcade ladies. I like the new systems a lot, it really shows Indiana Beach is modernizing, and making it easier for guests to spend money .
Onto the park. There was not a heavy crowd, but there certainly was a good amount of people for a Sunday. There were fireworks in the evening, so that could be a contributing factor. It was also Oktoberfest, so they played POLKA throughout the park, ICK. We got on all 6 coasters. Hoosier Hurricane was especially fun this time, and I don't know why but it seemed smoother and had more air than I can remember it ever having. Cornball gave an awesome ride as well. Lost Coaster seemed to have more effects working and also appeared to have had some track work in the inside part of the ride. I just wish they could get a second train working for that ride to help the line move. Steel Hawg was just as fun as it always is, I still think it was the perfect addition in 2008. Galaxi and Tig'rr ran as expected, nothing new there, except seatbelts on Tig'rr .
The 3D motion theater is now gone, thankfully, because it was an eyesore. Double shot is Still my favorite ride in the park, and one of my favorite drop towers. It is VERY powerful both on the up and especially on the down shots. Incredibly smooth and very enjoyable, especially the location within the park, right on the water. Although the water park was open, it did not appear to have many customers. I think they should re-route the queue for Double shot behind big flush to include big flush in the water park. That only makes total sense to me, anybody else? I mean, you do inevitably get wet on it anyways.
My Tacos were amazing, as expected. Overall it was a fantastic park experience. We left just before 5 because it was raining and only getting heavier. I'm happy for what Morgan has done with the place, and I see it getting better and better under their management. Now, onto the pictures, enjoy!
I leave you asking you to put another $.50 into this game because you know, just KNOW you can win it Hope you enjoyed!
Hoosier Hurricane goodness
Musik Express go right round baby right round
Signature Indiana Beach shot.
very fast, very fun
This death trap still scares me
You can buy fruity, sugary water in portions < or = 3 ft
LoCoSuMo was closed in the rain
I LOVE YOU
WARNING: Do NOT ride after Cheesy Ribbon Fries with Jalapenos. Just DON'T DO IT!
I love this swinging ship
I didn't know everyone named Bob could fly...I should change my name!
The entrance to the Galaxi
Got Soap? Check. Rubber Duck? Check. Bath time!
Here you can buy a pretzel. Imagine that...
Golf de Mini
The roof lounge once hosted great bands including "The Who" No really, it did!
Beep Beep, YOU ARE IN MY WAY to getting an ELEPHANT EAR
Tilt a Hurl
Antique Autos cruisin along.
Don't Snap Please
"Soarin" over Lake Shafer
Action shot, with Air Crow in it!
Skyride. Menard's must have had a special on Pastels last Spring when everything was painted
Speed slide tower
more water park
"Ideal Beach" I don't know about you, but my ideal beach is somewhere in the Caribbean, not somewhere in a Cornfield
Big Flush, which should be a part of the WATERPARK since you get WET on it!
I think I'm on this cycle
Me with my "adopted" family for a picture on Double Shot. I don't know why the smiled for the picture, but it's pretty cool!
Double Shot of Amazingness!
What fascinates me is how it smells like smoke in Fascination all the time, and there is no smoking inside.
Tig'rr love. RAWR!
Hurricane and Cornball Yumminess
I think the "Gold" fish got lost in Lake Shafer and ended up with the Carp
Cornball Express station
Upside Down- 180 Degrees!
Obligatory opening Steel Hawg Shot.