Fun Spot America responded today to rumors that the company was considering buying the now closed Indiana Beach.
According to a statement posted on the company's Facebook page, Indiana Beach's purchase is not within the company's plans.
"During the past few days, for some, waiting for an answer may have seemed like an eternity. We saw a park with rich history and heritage, that has created memories for generations," the post said. "Unfortunately purchasing Indiana Beach or any park is not in our current master plans. We are going to pray for the proper owners and operators to become visible so that Indiana Beach may continue to serve their guests and community for many more generations.
SIOUX FALLS, SD
A small park in South Dakota is trying to make a splash with a "major attraction" according to a letter from the park to the local planning board. Wild Water West is better known for its water park than thrill attractions. They do have a dry park, however at this time they do not own or operate and flat rides. They do have go carts, bumper boats, batting cages and paintball. The addition of any type of roller coaster would be a bold move to create a new segment to their business. The documents provided describe a ride that is a monorail and has matching dimensions to the prototype Raptor model installed at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and California's Great America. The planning documents also signal that the park would be able to install and operate the ride during their 2020 season that typically ends in September, but they are optimistic that a major attraction of this scale could extend their season.
Indiana Beach is up for sale, and the city and county that are home to the much-beloved amusement park are hoping to find a new buyer.
White County and the city of Monticello will assist Apex Parks Group, a California-based company that has owned Indiana Beach since 2015, in meeting with amusement industry leaders, brokers and investors in hopes of finding a buyer for the park, Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross said Friday.
Dorney Park wants its guests to be able to enjoy an adult beverage as they stroll through the South Whitehall Township amusement park.
That’s why the company that runs Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom is asking a Lehigh County Judge to reconsider a state decision not to alter the park’s liquor license.
Millennium Operations LLC filed an appeal last week in Lehigh County court of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s decision not to amend its restaurant liquor license. Specifically, Millennium Operations wants its liquor license expanded to cover the entire park, not just the locations where alcohol is served.
With big merchandise reveals and previews today for Star Wars fans (and a huge “The Clone Wars” premiere tomorrow), they’d better hold on to their lightsabers, because the Force is about to get a little stronger at Disney Parks.
With the resounding success of “The Mandalorian” series on Disney+, Disney and Lucasfilm are scrambling to meet the unexpected demand for Baby Yoda merch and all things Mando. With merchandise already in production and set to hit stores soon, the next integration involves the Disney Parks––in the form of an upcoming character meet and greet.
It was just four months ago that Reuters was reporting that Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) was making an offer to buy Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN). The cash and stock deal, said to be valued at $4 billion, was reportedly eventually shot down by Cedar Fair.
A lot has changed on this coaster ride since the initial buyout chatter stalled on the brake run. Cedar Fair has meandered, with its units down 6% in an otherwise buoyant market.
How to win a lifetime pass to Cedar Point, plus improved entryway, new restaurants for park’s 150th anniversary
Hoping to ride Millennium Force into the next century? Cedar Point today announced details for its new Ticket of a Lifetime promotion, which will award 150 lifetime passes this year to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
Winners will be chosen weekly, in a contest that starts later this month and runs through mid-August. Each winner can choose three friends or family members, who will also receive a Ticket of a Lifetime. The pass includes unlimited visits to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores waterpark and free parking for the rest of their lives. Fifty additional winners will be chosen in the park and through park partners.
As Westchester County residents continue to get through the final weeks of winter (with very little snow) a story about Playland, the county-owned amusement park in Rye might warm our readers’ hearts.
But while the thought of a visit to Playland, the beach and the boardwalk might warm our hearts, the fact that Westchester County, and in return, the taxpayers of Westchester, have paid $2.5 million in legal fees to fight a lawsuit with Standard Amusements over who has legal control to manage and operate the amusement park is not good news.
NEW YORK, NY
Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink will return in just a few short months bringing rides and entertainment to Central Park throughout the warmer seasons. New Yorkers and visitors alike will be able to funnel into the 50,000-square-foot space beginning May 23 to ride things like the “Rainbowheel,” “Grand Prix” two-seater race cars, “Kite Flyer,” “Family Swinger,” and “Big Foot” mini-monster trucks.
GRAND ISLAND, NY
A staple of Western New York has closed for good.
According to its website, Grand Island amusement park Fantasy Island is permanently closed.