Indiana Beach Amusement Park has had a long and storied history in it’s almost 90 years of operation. The little park that has grown from a family campground to a full fledged amusement park, with some of the most celebrated and honored coasters in the world, has another step in it’s rich history. The park has been bought by Apex Parks Group, and it looks like good things are on the horizon for the small Amusement Park.
Apex Parks Group started in 2014, but the fledgling company already owns 15 Family Entertainment Centers, including two waterparks in four states. Indiana Beach marks the biggest purchase yet, with a very rich history, and an amazing line up of family and thrill attractions.
In 2008, the park added Steel Hawg, a massive coaster with a 96 foot drop, and a 111 degree drop making one of the steepest coasters in the world.
Apex Parks Group CEO, Al Weber, Jr. explains: “Indiana Beach is a fabulous addition for us. We are pleased to work with the park team and local community to grow this jewel of a resort in mid-state Indiana. We look forward to building upon the 90 year heritage of this park and providing families with a life time of great memories.”
The General Manager of Indiana Beach, John Collins, is optimistic about the future of the park. “This is a very big and meaningful step for Indiana Beach. In our 90-year history, Indiana Beach has developed a loyal following of family visitors. We believe the resources that Apex Parks brings to Indiana Beach will provide us opportunity for expansion and improved infrastructure. We’re very confident that, as part of Apex Parks Group, we will take this great property and take it to the next level.”
“Over the past 8 seasons we have prided ourselves in keeping the history and nostalgia of Indiana Beach while investing in the future of the resort by upgrading and adding amenities, accommodations and attractions. This is an exciting time for Indiana Beach,” said Bob Moser, former owner of Indiana Beach. “With the decades of experience Apex Parks brings, we are certain they are committed to providing a high quality experience for our guests for years to come.”
Al Weber adds, “Our management team and investor group led by Broad Sky Partners and the Edgewater Funds Group are committed to building Apex into a valuable out-of-home entertainment business. The addition of Indiana Beach is a leap toward achieving this goal.”
The park will be open for the remainder of the season, including over Labor Day weekend. The 90th anniversary in 2016 will most likely include some major new announcements and celebrations. The park was previously owned by Morgan RV Resorts, who purchased the park from previous owner Tom Spackman in 2008.
It will definitely be interesting to see what happens with the park, as APEX definitely has major plans for the future.
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