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|Construction begins on Indiana Beach's Steel Hawg coaster
Noblesville Daily Times
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March 03, 2008
Monticello, Indiana – March 3, 2008 – As the city of Monticello puts
away its snow shovels, the crew at Indiana Beach brought out their
backhoes and began digging the footers for the park’s sixth roller
coaster the Steel Hawg. Pieces of the custom steel inverting coaster
began arriving at the 83 year-old amusement park last week. The ride is
being manufactured by S & S Worldwide, Inc., and ride sections are
scheduled to continue to arrive over the next several weeks.
The Steel Hawg, the state’s first custom steel inverting coaster, is 96
feet tall and will feature a distinctive 120-degree first drop along
with multiple inversions. The Steel Hawg will be an entirely unique
ride and Indiana Beach’s sixth roller coaster.
Anticipation and excitement is building in the air at Indiana Beach
with the arrival of the new coaster as well as with the arrival of the
park’s new owners, Morgan RV Resorts, which purchased the park from the
Spackman family in February. “There is nothing like the feeling that
comes with building a new coaster. Employees are excited to come to
work each morning to watch the ride’s progress,” offered John Collins,
General Manager of Indiana Beach. “This is going to be an outstanding
ride, and something that can only be found at Indiana Beach.”
“By adding a sixth coaster to the park’s collection of thrill rides, we
hope to attract even more families to Monticello when the park opens
for the season on May 3,” added Collins.
Indiana Beach Amusement Resort is Indiana’s largest amusement resort
and dedicated to wholesome family fun. Located in northwest Indiana on
beautiful Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana, 95 miles north of
Indianapolis or 110 miles south of Chicago, Indiana Beach is home to
six roller coasters, an exciting water park, sandy beach, two
campgrounds, shopping, dining, dancing and more. Indiana Beach is owned
and operated by Morgan RV Resorts the country’s largest private owner
and operator of RV parks and resorts. The company’s collection of
regional destination resorts provides clean, fun, affordable family
vacation getaways offering multiple accommodation options, activities
and events for all ages, playgrounds, swimming pools and entertainment.
Guests can learn more about Morgan RV Resorts by visiting
www.morganrvresorts.com and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings at
Indiana Beach Amusement Resort at www.indianabeach.com.