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The Story behind Indiana Beach started in 1923 when Earl Spackman purchased a lot on what
was to become Lake Shafer , a new man made lake on the Tippecanoe RIver, and
built a cottage. When Lake Shafer was filled in 1924, a number of people would
stop and ask if there wa a good beach on the Lake. In fact, so many stopped,
that Spackman saw a business opportunity.In 1925, when Lake Shafer was drained
to fill Lake Freeman (a 2nd man made lake below Shafer), Spackman leased the
land for the beach.
From a gravel pit that existed before the lake was filled, horse drawn wagons
were used to move sand and gravel to form the original sand beach swimming area.
The beach opened June 28th, 1926 with a small bathhouse building, refreshmant
stand, and 10 rowboats. As crowds grew, plans were made for a hotel, rental
cottages and toboggan slide for the 1927 season.At the time of the founding of
the resort, Earl Spackman was the Ideal Furnace distributor for Indiana.
Spackman borrowed the money to build the resort from the Ideal Furnace Co. &
Ideal Beach seemed like a logical choice for a name when the resort opened in
1926.A new bsllroom was built in 1929 & 1930 with the dance hall scheduled to
open the summer of 1930.The building burned down a week before the opening, but
the ballroom was rebuilt and still exisits today.
På sjön Lake Schaffer ligger
huvudgata eller Midway som man kallar det
It played host to some of the world's major musical attractions such as Duke
Ellington, The Beach Boys, Bill Haley & the Comets, Glen Miler, The Who, Conway
Twitty, The Birds, Simon & Garfunkel, and Ricky Nelson.
Ideal Beach evolved with the addition of amusement rides and food areas. Tom
Spackman, son of founder Earl Spackman, took over the reins of management. In
1951, he changed the name to Indiana Beach to give the resort area stronger ties
to its home state
Coaster of Superstition Mountain ser skramliga och bra ut
New attractions have been added over the years, many of which came directly from
the imagination of Tom Spackman. With the addition of the I.B. Campground,
Indiana Beach Amusement Resort became the largest vacation area in Indiana. In
1994, Indiana Beach added The Hoosier Hurricane roller coaster, forever
resurrecting the wooden roller coaster in the state of Indiana and making
Indiana Beach & the state of Indiana a tourist destination for all to come and
Located in the
middle of the Indiana cornfields is a sand beach, complete with refreshing,
clear water, and warm sand.
The Sand Beach Swimming Area at Indiana Beach is the centerpiece of the
beautiful resort area. Here, visitors can relax in the warm sun, or cool off in
a pool of cool, clear water.
Building a sand castle, stretching out for a tan, or swimming and playing with
friends and family in the cool water, all visitors to the Sand Beach Swimming
Area create memories to cherish forever.
There is no summer refresher quite like the wild, cool splashes of a water
slide. Indiana Beach offers six of the midwest's largest and wildest water
slides, taking fun-loving riders for a downhill trip to pure summer
Through twists, turns, high speeds, and a slip-n-slide splash down, sliders
are washed into a grand dunk in a refreshing water pool and the perfect
enjoyment of the original summer fun.
Beach should not be compared to the typical theme park where
everyone is charged a high admission whether or not he or she cares
to enjoy the rides or amusements. Park Entrance Fee is $2.00 per
person. Guests who stay in our Motel, Inn, Cottages, or Camp Resort
receive free park admission. Children age 3 and under receive free
entrance admission only with a paying adult. Purchase of ride,
cruise, water park, and beach tickets is additional and purely
SWIMMING AREA: $3.00 per person and includes use of Bath House.
WATER PARK: is $15.00 per person 44" tall and over, and includes
admission to Sand Beach Swimming Area, Action River, 5 Water Slides,
Speed Slide, and use of Bath House.
Action River, Sand Beach, and Bath House only is $10.00.
Indiana Beach is a small traditional amusement park located on a
peninsular of the beautiful Lake Shafer, a man made lake created by the
NIPSCO dams. The park has two entrances: the North Entrance, and the South
To enter the South Entrance visitors must cross Indiana's largest
suspension bridge, which gives wonderful views of the park and lake.
There is a nominal admission charge to enter the park, and then
guests can purchase a Pay One Price wristband giving unlimited entry to most
attractions; alternatively, guests can purchase tickets.
The park opens at 11am, and sometimes closes as late as 11pm.
Wristbands are divided into two riding sessions (usually 11am-6pm,
There is also a small water park for which there is an additional
When Indiana Beach opened in 1926 it was known as Ideal Beach, and
it was just a beach with boat rental and a picnic pavilion.
A ballroom was later added, and several big stars performed there
including Glenn Miller and his band.
In 1947 the first rides appeared at Indiana Beach, a Ferris wheel and a
In 1952 a boardwalk was built and the park name was changed to Indiana
In 1971 Galaxi, the park's first roller coaster was added. Four
more coasters have since been added to Indiana Beach, which is now Indiana's
most visited amusement park, with more than 800,000 visitors a year.
I visited the park at the end of May 2002, disappointed to find
that the Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain was still lost! Due to a
spate of bad weather, construction had fallen behind, and the ride was still
not open, despite adverts saying it was!
Parking is free. I entered the park at the South Entrance crossing
the lake over the suspension bridge. What a great way to enter a park - a
wobbly bridge over a lake with wonderful views of two wooden coasters
running along the side of the park. It was a weekday and although school was
out, the park was relatively empty with walk-ons, or station waits all day.
Taking family fun to its wettest level, The Big Flush is Indiana Beach's
refreshing and unique water coaster.
Jump into the raft and take a ride down the twisting, turning, and dropping
pipeline towards a destination of pure enjoyment. When the raft hits from the
final splashdown, this blast of summer fun awakens the youthful gleam in all.
Big water slide that you use a
little rubber boat to ride. This is not part of the water park. The Big Flush
has two tunnels. One is pitch black and the other is blue. Wonderful on a hot
day, cause you get really wet sometimes.
Double Shot and Frog Hopper are two rides that take family fun to a
whole new level ... and then right back down again!
Once locked in, the Double Shot ride fires straight into the
air. Then, just as the clouds come into full view, the riders are
plummeted back down to the shore of Lake Shafer. With barely enough
time to catch their breath, the Double Shot keeps hold of the riders
and does it all again, straight back into the air and straight back
The park was clean and had the cheapest food I've ever seen at a
park, for instance. Although the park was not busy, there was still a nice
family atmosphere, which I'm sure would be even better at night. The staff
were okay, but didn't really have to work that hard as the park was not busy.
Re-rides would have been nice, but this is obviously not park policy.
Indiana Beach has a great boardwalk feel to it, and all of the
rides are located very close together, kind of like a small Blackpool
Pleasure Beach. The park is reasonably priced, but I would like to see the
admission price included with the wristband, as I don't like having to pay
Theme Park biljetter
BEST VALUE Ride & Slide
Per ride ssesion
Premium Parking north entrance
Regular All Day
Water Thrill Show
Indiana Beach is home to
one of the most action filled water thrill shows in the amusement park
industry! The Water Thrill show displays four times a day, 1:30 PM,
3:30 PM, 5:30 PM, and 7:45 PM.
You may want to get to the viewing area of the show pretty early so
you can get a seat and don't have to stand. It's located right on the midway,
right across from Superstition Mountain and Gunboat Tag. Witness amazing
skiing and ski-do stunts! Fire ramps, nearly colliding boats at high speeds,
and ballet water dancing also accent the show!
It's approximentaley 30
This unique dark ride experience takes riders into the secret lair
of a wealthy group of pirates and thieves. It is the rider's duty to
bring these criminals to justice, and score some gold along the way.
With a trusty side arm, riders take aim and have fun searching out
all the treasure they can find.
This is an inside ride and it is air
conditioned, so it is nice on a hot day. The ride used to be called Mystery
Mansion, but they
changed the rides theme. Now you ride through shooting targets
with guns. A digital display on the car keeps track of your score. Bags of gold
are worth 30 points while all other targets are worth 10 points. Some of the
ride is in pitch blackness and there are a few creepy skeletons. Other
interesting parts are when the ride goes to an outside balcony and when the ride
goes into the dungeon. It is a popular ride and although I was disappointed that
the Mystery Mansion was gone, I am growing to like it and my kids love it.
The log flume takes you through tunnels and some quiet waters, but
don't be fooled. At the end awaits a plunge straight down into some
chilled waters and a near miss from an oncoming Cornball Express.
Beach is home to five of the greatest and most entertaining coasters
to be found
anywhere. From the grandfather of Indiana coasters,
The Hoosier Hurricane, to the
Cornball Express, there's thrill
and fun for all
Be certain to climb aboard
The Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain
- updated with new effects & surprises! Also, don't miss a chance to
ride Indiana Beach's two classic steel coasters - the
Galaxi and the
it debuted in 1994, The Hoosier Hurricane was the first wooden
coaster built in the state of Indiana in over fifty years. Now, it
stands proud as the coaster that began the Indiana wooden coaster
Positioned over the waters of Lake Shafer, riders are taken for a
wild trip of turns and drops which will have them holding onto their
seats. There's even a sudden drop beneath Indiana Beach's suspension
This is a runaway mine ride through
a cool mountain with a waterfall. You race over the antique autos and over the
water befor returning to the mountain. You then enter complete darkness as you
experience some of the mountain's inhabitants occasionally. Later you weave in
and out of openings in the cave and pass near the rushing water of the
falls.This ride is great for kids and adults and is very popular.
bone-rattling, twisting, turning, surprising, and wicked adventure at Indiana
Beach resides in Superstition Mountain! The Lost Coaster of Superstition
Mountain is a wicked trip through the mine tunnels of Superstition Mountain.
Guests ride facing each other, meaning many will experience the ride backwards -
never seeing what's coming up next. Wild animals, a rolling mill, falling rocks,
and many other surprises await within the mountain. Long time mountain resident
Dynamite Willy is even hard at work making sure every guest has an EXPLOSIVE
Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain -
7.2/10 (41 votes)
A themed CCI woodie built in and around the old Superstition
Mountain dark ride.
Riders can sit facing forwards or backwards in a two car Mine Train. Unique
features include a triple up and a vertical lift.
- 7.3/10 (59 votes)
Currently the largest coaster at Indiana Beach, the Hoosier Hurricane was
built in 1994 in just eight months. It is built 'over the park' and on the
shoreline of Lake Shafer, with several parts of the ride passing over the water.
The Hurricane is CCI's first wooden coaster to feature steel supports, and
at the time of opening was only one of about three wooden coasters to feature
An intense steel coaster, the Tig'rr digs its claws into riders and sends them
for a trip of sudden drops and banked turns From its first steep drop to its
passes by the Cornball Express, the Tig'rr is an unforgettable ride that will
leave riders breathless with laughter and screams
5.8/10 (56 votes)
Know a lot of people enjoy this kind of coaster, but I'm not one
The first drop is okay, but after that and the banked turn at the bottom,
the ride is very slow. Tig'rr is quite smooth and it's nice to see that there are no restraints,
but that really demonstrates how tame the ride is. Not my scene!
Indiana Beach's first roller coaster is a lakeside experience not to be missed.
Guests are lifted to an incredible view above the waters of Lake Shafer and sent
for a fun ride of twists and spills. From over Lake Shafer to racing alongside
the Boardwalk Funway, riders aboard the Galaxi are treated to an exhilarating
time with the wind in their face. With an intense helix finale, absolutely
nobody leaves the Galaxi disappointed!
5.1/10 (55 votes)
Galaxi is a small compact coaster that features two reasonable drops
and two spiralling helices.
The vehicles are well padded and consist of two cars with two seats,
and buzz bars. The first two drops provide a tiny pop of air in the back,
and the first helix is okay, but the rest of the ride is very slow and dull.
Crazy turns? Check. Frightening drops? Check. Insane twists & surprises?
Check! The Cornball Express is one the wildest and most entertaining rides
to be found anywhere on the planet. Voted the #1 Wooden Coaster in the World
by ThemeParkCritic.com in 2002, the Cornball Express is a ride like no other.
Riders buzz by two other coasters, race over Indiana Beach's Kiddyland, and
may experience a near head-on splashdown collision with Rocky's Rapids Log
Flume. The Cornball Express is a rip-roaring good time for anyone!
Cornball Express -
9.0/10 (55 votes)
Cornball Express was Indiana Beach's second wooden coaster, and like
the Hoosier Hurricane it was designed and built by CCI, and features steel
supports. Parts of the ride are built into the structure of the Hoosier
Hurricane, and other parts of the ride are built over some of the parks
other rides and attractions. The ride is only 2,100 feet long, and is quite
short, but it's absolutely packed full of insane airtime!
According to the CCI website, there are two trains, but only one was in
operation when I visited.
The PTC trains feature individual seat belts and buzz bars. The station
is built 25 feet above the park.