Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby 9Armgeddon4 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:41 am

So I made a surprise visit to the park yesterday with a friend who has never been there and overall I say he had a good time. We pretty much rode every single ride since the park wasn’t busy at all and every major ride was open. I don’t know if this has mentioned yet but Double Shot unfortunately has a lap seat belt now that doesn’t totally kill the airtime but certainly has an effects it. So overall this was much better than my visit to the park two years ago.

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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:02 am

^ The seatbelts have seemingly been added to all S&S drop towers this year. The ones at SFNE, Canobie, Lake Compounce, and Galaxyland all had them.
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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby 9Armgeddon4 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:36 am

^ What about the one at Holiday World? I was at the HW on June 22nd but didn’t get a chance to ride their S&S tower.

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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:11 pm

I wish I could get behind the hype of S&S Double Shot towers. It's all over in about ten seconds. At least with drop towers you get the suspense and anticipation as you're slowly raised to the top. You also get a nice view. That's just me.

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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:46 pm

^ They're great for parks with height limitations like Canobie and Galaxyland, but then again I'd prefer one of those smaller Larson towers. :lol:
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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:52 pm

9Armgeddon4 wrote:^ What about the one at Holiday World? I was at the HW on June 22nd but didn’t get a chance to ride their S&S tower.


Holiday World swapped out their hydraulic restraints for ratcheting restraints. I’m guessing S&S gave parks the option to either add the lap seatbelts or switch out the shoulder harnesses.

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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby 9Armgeddon4 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:30 am

prozach626 wrote:I wish I could get behind the hype of S&S Double Shot towers. It's all over in about ten seconds. At least with drop towers you get the suspense and anticipation as you're slowly raised to the top. You also get a nice view. That's just me.


I honestly don’t know why I enjoy the Double Shot at IB. Maybe it’s just because you get some good airtime launching up. However I will agree with Canobie Coaster that the Larson Towers are better.

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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:32 am

DBru wrote:
9Armgeddon4 wrote:^ What about the one at Holiday World? I was at the HW on June 22nd but didn’t get a chance to ride their S&S tower.


Holiday World swapped out their hydraulic restraints for ratcheting restraints. I’m guessing S&S gave parks the option to either add the lap seatbelts or switch out the shoulder harnesses.


Supreme Scream at Knott’s also has ratcheting restraints now, but no lap belts.
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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:33 am

^ Was there an accident that occurred on a S&S tower that I missed to prompt these changes? I can't recall one.
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Re: Indiana Beach (IB) Discussion Thread

Postby sfkk » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:23 am

So.. not to cause a big scare, but 2020 season passes and day tickets are not able to be purchased on the website now. Passes were available before the holidays, but not anymore. Best case scenario this is a peculiar inconvenience and worse case scenario this is very concerning.

Edit: And according to the website for Martins Fantasy Island, 2020 season passes have "sold out", I have never ever ever heard of that in the amusement industry, usually the objective is to sell as many as possible as park capacity is not a precious commodity. Again, either very suspicious or I am very skeptical of how this (not selling season passes online a few months before the park opens) could be beneficial to profitably run an amusement park.

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