Park News - (11/14/13) Sad news for Indiana Beach, the man responsible for transforming Indiana Beach into the park it is today, Tom Spackman, died early Monday morning in Monticello at the age of 100.
(5/31/13) While Indiana Beach is said to be trying to restore the park’s former glory, a trip report from one reader says that they still have some issues to work out after a visit on Memorial Day turned out to be less than ideal.
“The place was filthy and 1/2 of the rides were not operational. While the swings were back where they belong, Falling Star was fallen and looked pathetic. Cornball wasn't working - but at least a couple workers were attending to the train. Galaxi's train was sitting on the lift hill with not a hint of anything going on. Hoosier Hurricane was up about 1/2 the time we were there - we were lucky to get a ride on it. Tig'rr and Steel Hawg were both running fine. Superstition Mountain was down - and like Galaxi, nothing going on to get it up and running for the day.
New paint? Didn't see any - rails and supports looked bad and in desperate need of refurbishment. The restrooms only seemed to have 1/2 the features working in them, and they smelled worse than the worst truck stop bathroom you've ever visited. I won't even get started on the flat rides that were running.
The staff was the only bright spot in the park - but even then, they seemed depressed with the conditions. My favorite comment was when we were leaving, we were thanked for being "polite" by the guy thanking us for our visit - I think that speaks volumes for what guests think of the place.”
Now I’m sure no one expected the park to be completely turned around overnight, but now that we’ve seen where this are right now, lets see if they can take this report as a sort of punch list of items that guests notice and address them as soon as possible.
2014 - Nothing is known at this point in time...