Zipping around Indiana Beach
We have been trying to cram in a few more summer trips before school starts. This past weekend I took the kids and Shae to Indiana Beach. Indiana Beach is a small amusement park just north of Monticello, IN on the shoreline of Lake Shafer.
You can save some money on admission by buying tickets online 2+ days ahead of time.
Frugal Boy was VERY excited. We had measured him while planning the trip to see what rides he could go on. He was just at 44″ tall, which let him go on all of the kiddie rides + all of the intermediate sized rides. 48″ is required for most of the big rollercoasters and some are even taller than that.
The first ride we did was the ferris wheel.
Everyone, including Frugal Girl, could go on that ride.
Farther down the boardwalk are the bumper cars.
Not to be confused with the bumper boats, which always seem to have a long line.
The scrambler is an exhilarating ride for adult and child alike.
Frugal Boy asked me to stop holding onto him, but I was more than a little concerned about him smashing his mouth against the carriage.
The viking ship can be a mild ride if you sit near the center mast or it can be a real thrill seeker if you sit near the end. Shae and I both took turns taking Frugal Boy on this ride.
I am partial to the log flume ride. It was the first ‘real’ roller coaster I ever went on as a kid.
The trick is to sit in the front if you don’t want to get soaking wet.
Of course, if you really wanted to get wet, there is a whole waterpark section. I remember Lake Shafer being pretty sketchy water quality wise, so we opted to stay on terra firma.
Then there are a bunch of kiddie rides. They were great because they had virtually no lines!
Most of the rides are some iteration of going in a circle.
The frog hopper had a different take on a kid ride.
The carousel was a frequent request by Frugal Girl.
We had a fun day and got all tuckered out.
We’ll have to go back when the kids are taller and can do even more rides.
Pack a lunch if you are planning on visiting. Food in the park is pricey.