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Park News - (9/21/18) Bad news from Indiana Beach it seems. According to a Screamscape reader an incident took place on the park's Tig'rr coaster on Saturday around 5pm. I'm told the returning train failed to stop in the brakes and collided with a second train sitting in the loading area. No major injuries seemed to be reported at the time, and I don't know how fast the train was moving when it struck the other one, but if I had to guess Tig'rr may be closed for the rest of the season while this gets checked out.
(8/4/18) I’m told the Dragon Wagon coaster has been closed for a few weeks now and will likely not reopen. Sister park, Fantasy Island near Niagara Falls just announced a new coaster for 2019 that looks identical to Dragon Wagon, so I’m guessing the Indiana Beach coaster will be moved to Fantasy Island, opening up the location for something new to come in 2019. Anyone local heard rumors about what may be on the way for 2019?
2019 - Rocky’s Toy Box & Hoosier Hurricane Anniversary - (3/24/19) I never saw this article back in August, but the local news reported that Indiana Beach planned to create a new restaurant and “re-imagined” children’s area for the park’s 2019 season. The new kiddie area will be called Rocky’s Toy Box and feature a new train station with a ‘storytelling train’, while many other Kiddieland classics will be refreshed and some given new names. Hop-n-Drop will be renamed Leap Frog while The Whip will be renamed Wild Dragons, and Whale Rider will become Crazy Carp.
The park also posted on Facebook that they have refurbished the Hoosier Hurricane coaster for it’s 25th anniversary in 2019.