Apex Park Group To Close Indiana Beach and Fantasy Island
On February 18th, 2020 Apex Park Group officially put an end to the rumors and announced the closure of four of its properties — including Indiana Beach (Indiana) and Fantasy Island (Buffalo, NY).
The move was announced through updates posted on the respective park’s social media channels.
With the announcement, Indiana Beach will not operate for the first time since 1926. The park was acquired by Apex Parks in 2015 after being operated by the Spackman family and Morgan RV Resorts for the previous 90 seasons.
Officials from the White County Economic Development confirmed that Apex Parks Group decided to close Indiana Beach after a search for buyers ended unsuccessfully. The closure was due to financial reasons. It has been reported that the rides from Indiana Beach and Fantasy Island have been listed for sale.
The coasters that have been listed for sale reportedly include the Silver Comet (CCI), Tigr’r (Schwarzkopf), and Steel Hawg (S&S).
Along with Fantasy Island and Indian Beach, Apex pulled the plug on Boomers (Houston) and Speed Zone (Dallas). They currently operate 12 parks: nine in California and three in Florida.
The Apex downsizing follows Clementon Lake Park, another historic park that recently closed.
Stay tuned for more updates as well as the price list for the rides.
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