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Photo TR: Indiana Beach August 31, 2008


WildStangAlex
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Sorry this took a few weeks to organize. Okay, so I went with a couple friends to Indiana Beach on the last day of August. Let me first say that I am actually impressed with what the new management has to offer overall. Sure there are some downfalls, but overall, Indiana Beach is more of an enjoyable experience.

 

One of the first things you will notice is there is now paid parking near the main entrance. We opted to park for free by the suspension bridge at the South gate. When you enter the main gate, you are now put into a new midway between the Steel Hawg and the cottages. This area used to be sort of abandoned and run down, now it is beautifully landscaped. Then you turn the corner and what used to be parking around Hoosier Hurricane and the flume is another new midway! Complete with funnel cakes and games, it looks really nice. Each ride in the park now has a uniform warning sign, which looks really nice. The old Tig'rr's den is now a Dog and Suds! Prices in general are still pretty low in comparison to large chain parks, but they debuted the refillable sports bottle, which sells for $7 I believe and refills are like $1 or $2. One thing I did notice, along with many other people, is that a lot of rides were down. Sky ride was closed all day along with big flush, splash battle and falling star. We got on air crow in the morning, but it was closed shortly after we went on it. We did the Frankenstein Castle thing. It was only $3.50 but totally awesome! I suggest it to anyone and everyone!

 

The Rides:

 

Steel Hawg

Not the most comfortable restraint system. Incredibly fast and steep lift hill. Really surprised me. Brakes on first drop not so awesome Other than that, it was incredibly smooth, and not too fast. The inversions were pretty unique and really added to the overall ride experience. The photo kiosk was not open:( Line was about 20 minutes long all day with 2 car operation.

9/10

 

Cornball Express

My favorite ride in the park still. Excellent ejector air even on the first drop. For being in the 40 mph range it really seems to fly by. Fun head choppers as well.

9/10

 

Hoosier Hurricane

I have gained a lot of respect for this ride. The few times I rode it this trip it provided excellent air time and great g's on the turn around. Fun drop under the suspension bridge. Overall lots of fun!

8/10

 

Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain

Lost respect for this ride. With one train operation and a queue in direct sunlight, waiting for this attraction is not too appealing. When you finally get on the ride, the skeleton no longer talks to you and it seems to get rougher each time for me.

5/10

 

Tig'rr

Great ride. Schwarzkopf at its finest. No restraints makes for a unique experience too. Fantastic g forces on the helices.

7/10

 

 

Galaxi

Typical Galaxi coaster, with NEW PAINT! And Bugle Mouth Bass, of course!

5/10

 

 

DOUBLE SHOT

Still my favorite drop tower. For the best ride, I find being in the left seat on either of the lake view sides gives you a great view and air!

10/10

 

Overall we had a great time, now enjoy my pitcures!

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Wicked Turn around. That's all! Hope you enjoyed me proving there is more than corn in Indiana!

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:)

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Yes! There it is!

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Wait for it...

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New ride rule signs. Nearly identical to the ones at Six Flags

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Yo-Yo

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Splash Battle (Closed for the day)

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LoCoSuMo elevator lift

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Long LoCoSuMo line

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Most well spent $1.90 EVAR

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Yup

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Antique Autos

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Boardwalk with Sky Ride

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HAWG

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Closed Sky Ride

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Splash Bash

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Big Flush (Closed for the day)

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Double Shot

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Pirate Ship POV

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Tig'gr

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Whats this do?

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Car with restrain mechanism in operation. Really cool system, really, really awesome to watch the precision.

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Car

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Who rides in the back row when front is available?

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Final brake run and such

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Geek Shot

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Dropping

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Inverted!

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120 degrees

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Collin on the Dodgems

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Mandatory Carp Shot

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Falling Star (too bad it was closed)

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Boardwalk

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Loco SuMo

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Steel Hawg

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train/car

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Incredibly steep lift

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Me and my room mate.

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Great Sign!

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The new baby!

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