One month after closing the gates, the owners of Indiana Beach in Monticello are hopeful for the future of the nearly century-old amusement park. California-based Apex Parks Group tells our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana potential buyers have expressed interest in reopening the popular destination as early as this year.
The publication says a deal has not yet been made, but the decision to close Indiana Beach last month has led to potential buyers reaching out.
“While the company has been in discussions with amusement industry leaders, brokers and investors for more than a year, announcement of the park’s closing has sparked new interest,” Apex said in a statement to The Times. “Working together with city and county leaders, the company is hopeful that a suitable buyer will be identified and the park will be operational in 2020.”
Apex acquired Indiana Beach in 2015. The company cited financial reasons for the closure decision, which also included three other amusement parks.
The Times reports longtime customers are seeking refunds for their season passes and it is not certain whether new ownership would honor them.