Indiana Beach

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You cross the suspension bridge to get to the park

Indiana Beach is an amusement park on the shore of Lake Monticello. I had the opportunity to visit here before in 1995. Aside from family pit stops, this is the only stop of the entire trip that I had been to before, and this was simply because I happened to be near enough to see it again. This boardwalk is home to the Hoosier Hurricane, a large wooden coaster that still runs smooth. You can check out the video. They have a new wooden coaster called the Cornball Express. I'm sure it's called that since only a cornball would come up with the trackplan. If you've ever played Rollercoastertycoon and only have a small space to wind a rollercoaster in and out of existing rides and buildings, you will end up with a track plan that looks like the Cornball Express.

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It was worth a second trip. They have another new rollercoaster called Steel Hawg, when I post the video you can check it out. It still had too many bugs that needed to be worked out, i.e. it broke down a lot. They used to have a dark roide with some fast turns, and turned it into a homemade mine shaft coaster sure to fail safety inspections. It had two circus cage cars that used an elevator for a lift, and due to the exceptionally long line and constant comments on the street about how painful it was, I didn't ride. While waiting in line for their laser gun ride, a mother and two daughters were arguing about something in a joking manner, but then the mother said something so rude to the older daughter that she started to cry and left the line, and strangley the mother and younger daughter just insulted her more. It's always amazing what you seen when you are traveling. Indiana Beach is a nice boardwalk, but could be better. Don't expect to get on anything in a timely manner. This place is a 'campground that owns and amusement park', and not the other way around, so they don't have the amusement park touches they need.

http://www.indianabeach.com/

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A view from aboard the boat
A view from aboard the boat
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