Indiana Beach
Indiana Beach


Indiana Beach
Indiana Beach was an amusement park located on Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana. The resort was developed by the Spackman family, who owned it from

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American amusement park For the unincorporated community where the park is located, see Indiana Beach, Indiana.Indiana BeachSlogan"Where Families Flock For Fun" (previously: "There's more than corn in Indiana!" & "The riviera of the midwest!")LocationMonticello, White County, Indiana, United StatesCoordinates40°47′N 86°46′W / 40.79°N 86.77°W / 40.79; -86.77Coordinates: 40°47′N 86°46′W / 40.79°N 86.77°W / 40.79; -86.77OwnerApex Parks GroupOpened1926Closed2020Operating seasonMay through OctoberAttractionsTotal43Roller coasters6Websitehttp://www.indianabeach.comStatusClosed

Indiana Beach was an amusement park located on Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana.

The resort was developed by the Spackman family, who owned it from 1926 to 2008. Originally named Ideal Beach, the amusement park began as a small lakeside beach with a bath house and refreshment stand. In 1927, the first thrill attraction opened, and from that point, it began to expand.[1] In the 1930s and 1940s, it was popular for the Ideal Beach Ballroom, featuring well-known bands.[2] In February 2008, it was announced that both the amusement park and Indiana Beach campgrounds were sold to Morgan RV LLC.[3] On September 1, 2015, it was announced that the park had been sold to Apex Parks Group.[4][5]

On Febuary 18, 2020, it was announced that Indiana Beach would permanently close after 94 years of operation with no plans to reopen the park. First announced by WTHR, the parent company of Indiana Beach, California-based Apex Parks Group, cited financial reasons for the closure. Apex Parks Group had “worked diligently” to find a new buyer for the park but wasn’t successful.[6]

In addition to dozens of seasonal workers, Indiana Beach employed 27 people in administrative and maintenance positions. These workers were offered six weeks compensation. [7]

Contents Rides Shafer Queen Hoosier Hurricane Air Crow Carnival Games Roller Coasters Name Type Design Year Opened Year Closed Manufacturer Cornball Express Wood Twister 2001 2020 CCI Hoosier Hurricane Wood Out and Back 1994 2020 CCI Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain Wood Elevator Lift 2002 2020 CCI Steel Hawg Steel El Loco 2008 2020 S&S Tig'rr Coaster Steel Jet Star 1984 2020 Schwarzkopf Former Roller Coasters Name Type Design Year Opened Year Closed Manufacturer Dragon Wagon Steel Kiddie 2014 2018 Wisdom Rides Galaxi Steel Galaxi 1971 2013 S.D.C.

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Major Rides Former Rides Kiddieland

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Ideal Beach Water Park Attractions Attractions Former Attractions Games Lodging and Cabins

Lodging at Indiana Beach includes hotel, motel and cabin accommodations with varying prices, sleeping capacities and amenities.[13] There are also campground facilities named Indiana Beach/Monticello KOA containing approximately 1,000 camp sites.[14][15]

Controversy

In 2011, former and current employees staged a protest due to working and safety conditions at the park, claiming that "Rides are continuously closed, or many times forced to be open using rigged components because the company will not or cannot pay for the parts that will allow maintenance to fix them properly.".[16][17] An inspector from the state's division of Homeland Security investigated as a result of the protest and found no major safety violations.[18]

It was reported in December 2012 that Morgan RV LLC had sold 11 of its properties to Sun Communities Operating Limited Partnership LLC of Michigan for $135 million.[19] Among the listed properties was Ideal Private Resorts LLC, whose website includes Indiana Beach Amusement Park and Indiana Beach Accommodations as destinations.[20] Calls by news media to Morgan RV LLC requesting comment, including confirmation or denial that all or part of Indiana Beach was included in the sale, went unanswered.[21]

In January 2013, local news affiliates reported Morgan RV LLC was delinquent paying property and innkeeper taxes totaling approximately $347,000 to White County, where Indiana Beach is located.[22][23][24][25][26] The CEO of then-owner Morgan RV, Robert Moser, and Indiana Beach's general manager, Bob Gallagher, stated that the park would open for the 2014 season despite misgivings stated by Monticello residents and business owners.[3]

In 2019 a twelve year old boy died after suffering a medical emergency on a roller coaster at the park; it was determined it was not caused by Indiana Beach or the ride.[27]

References
  1. ^ a b Grady, Danielle (2016-07-04). "For Indiana Beach, a new beginning". IndyStar..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ "Indiana Beach Amusement Resort: History". Archived from the original on 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2013-10-28.
  3. ^ a b Livingston, Mikel (2013-12-29). "Worries grow about Indiana Beach future". IndyStar.
  4. ^ AP (2016-03-06). "Indiana Beach's new owner overhauling amusement park". IndyStar.
  5. ^ http://www.screamscape.com/html/indiana_beach.htm
  6. ^ AP (2020-02-18). "Indiana Beach to Close after 94 Years". WTHR.
  7. ^ AP (2020-02-18). "Indiana Beach to Close after 94 Years". WTHR.
  8. ^ Marden, Duane. "Indiana Beach". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Indiana Beach Rides". website. Morgan RV resorts. Archived from the original on 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  10. ^ "Children Rides". Website. Morgan RV resorts. Archived from the original on 2011-08-06. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  11. ^ "Indiana Beach Waterpark". Website. Morgan RV resorts. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  12. ^ "Indiana Beach Games". Website. Morgan RV resorts. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  13. ^ "Indiana Beach Amusement Resort: Amusement Park, Hotel, Campground & Waterpark". Indianabeach.com. Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  14. ^ Johnson, Michael (2019-05-17). "Indiana Beach unveils new campground name". Newsbug.info.
  15. ^ "Indiana Beach Amusement Resort: Amusement Park, Hotel, Campground & Waterpark". Indianabeach.com. Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  16. ^ "Indiana Beach". Screamscape.com. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2013-03-02.
  17. ^ "Former workers protest Indiana Beach". Wlfi.com. Retrieved 2013-03-02.
  18. ^ Allen, Scott (2011-08-28). "Inspector: IB rides safe". Herald Journal.
  19. ^ "Sun Communities Buys 11 Morgan RV Resorts". RV Business. 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  20. ^ "Destinations | IPR Main". Idealprivateresorts.com. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  21. ^ "White County: Indiana Beach owes $347,000 in taxes - Post-Tribune". Posttrib.suntimes.com. 2013-01-21. Archived from the original on 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  22. ^ Rodenberger, Gwen (2013-01-14). "Despite payment, Beach owes $347k". Newsbug.info. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  23. ^ "County officials: Indiana Beach owes $347,000". Wthr.com. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  24. ^ "Morgan RV Resorts Park Faces $347K Tax Bill | Woodall's Campground Management". Woodallscm.com. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  25. ^ Rodenberger, Gwen (2013-03-18). "Indiana Beach: Innkeepers taxes paid". Newsbug.info. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  26. ^ "Indiana Beach all clear on its taxes". WLFI. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  27. ^ Wilkins, Ron. "Lafayette boy dies after medical emergency at Indiana Beach". Journal & Courier. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
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