Saturday, November 14, 2015

Indiana Beach Renovates Popular Ride for Park's 90th Anniversary

Now that new owners of Indiana Beach, Apex Parks Group, have settled in a bit, they're ready to start to talk about some changes they have planned for the 2016 season.

The first of these that has been announced is a full refurbishment of the park's Giant Wheel, which was first installed at Indiana Beach in 1989.

The entire Giant Wheel will be disassembled and sent to the original manufacturer, Chance Rides, for a full restoration.  Chance Rides will have the 90 foot tall ride at their facility for at least 4 months, after which it will be shipped back to Indiana Beach and reassembled for next season.

“The Giant Wheel refurbishment is just one project of many that will be completed before next season,” stated John Collins, General Manager of Indiana Beach Boardwalk Resort. “This off-season promises to be an exciting and busy one under the new ownership of Apex Parks Group. Watch for additional announcements in the near future as we prepare for the upcoming 2016 season.”

While on the subject of Apex Parks Group, Blooloop recently ran an interesting interview with its President and CEO, Al Weber, on the history of the company, its currently operations and the future.  Mr. Weber has held high positions in both the Paramount Parks and Six Flags, among others, so he certainly knows his way around an amusement park.  Check out that story here.