Indiana Beach is saved!

Finally, some good news! Turns out that Indiana Beach Amusement Park will not be closed forever. Today it was announced that Indiana Beach has been purchased by Chicago businessman Gene Staples from Apex Parks Group.

Both the amusement park and campground are planned to reopen as soon as it is possible in 2020. With this announcement, the park returns to being under independent ownership.

As we wait for further news to be release on this happening, we will include a timeline of the events that occurred between the announcement of the closure of the park to its reopening confirmation today, compiled by @NewsAndReview on Facebook preserved here for posterity.

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Fantasy Island is also shutting its doors

On the heels of yesterday’s announcement by Indiana Beach that it is closing, today we have confirmation that Fantasy Island is truly closing as well. The news was released by operator Apex Parks Group. In addition to Fantasy Island and Indiana Beach, 2 family entertainment centers in Texas are also closing.

Canoeing at Fantasy Island
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Indiana Beach announces it is closing

Sad news out of Indiana today as owner Apex Parks Group announced that it is shuttering Indiana Beach after 94 years of operation. The park was home to 3 CCI Wooden Coasters: the quirky Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain as well as the more traditional Cornball Express and Hoosier Hurricane. Indiana Beach also had a Schwarzkopf Jet Star ride and an S&S El Loco coaster. The park also had a unique walkthrough attraction named Frankenstein’s Castle and a dark ride named Den of the Lost Thieves.

Lost Coaster at Superstition Mountain at Indiana Beach
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