Indiana Beach sold to Morgan RV Resorts
Morgan RV Resorts has announced its purchase of the Indiana Beach Amusement Resort in Monticello, Indiana. The complex, which is located in northwestern Indiana, is set to open for the 2008 season on May 3. The acquisition includes the resort's entire operations, including the Indiana Beach Boardwalk and Funway amusement park and water park, Indiana Beach Camp Resort, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Indiana Beach, The Beach House Inn hotel and motel, Lakeview Penthouse Suites, cottages at The Beach Club Resort and Hoosier Pointe, the Shafer Queen paddle wheel boat, The Fun Zone, a lakefront sandy beach, the Skyroom Restaurant and multiple dining and retail operations. Improvements planned for the resort include the park's fifth coaster, the Steel Hawg, which will feature multiple inversions and a 120-degree first drop.
"We are thrilled to be welcoming this historic Indiana family destination to the Morgan RV Resorts family," said Bob Moser, co-owner of Morgan RV Resorts. "Superb hospitality and exiting destinations are hallmarks of every Morgan resort. Guests of Indiana Beach will continue to take pleasure in the quality experience they have come to love over the past eight decades and enjoy an ongoing commitment to improving the destination year after year."
"This is an exciting time for Indiana Beach," said Tom Spackman Jr., grandson of park founder Earl Spackman. "With the recent upgrades to many of our accommodations, the forthcoming arrival of Steel Hawg and now the purchase by family-owned Morgan RV Resorts the future is brighter than ever. In the years to come, Indiana Beach is certain to remain the home for all the fun things you love to do."