INDIANAPOLIS – (June 30, 2020) – A drop, a plunge, a twist and a turn, all followed with a scream. Thrill-seekers need to look no further than the Hoosier State for an incredible experience. Visit Indiana’s The 20 IN 20 list of thrill rides will be sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
“These attractions are sure to give anyone thrills or chills,” said Lt Governor Suzanne Crouch. “Our great Indiana attractions keep adding new adventures that I’m sure will excite the entire family.”
There’s a brand-new reason to spend some time above ground at Indiana Caverns Family Adventure Park in Corydon. The Bat Chaser, a first of its kind zip coaster in the Midwest, marries the best elements of ziplining, hang gliding and roller coasters. Indiana Caverns also just added a free-fall drop option named The Plunge!
Take your pick of four different rides at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. The Voyage was named the #2 Wooden Coaster in the World, and It is the tallest and longest in Indiana. Thunderbird was the nation’s first launched wing coaster, and was named the World’s #1 Wing Coaster by Amusement Today Golden Ticket in 2016.
In Splashin’ Safari, the Mammoth holds a Guinness Book record for the World’s Longest Water Coaster. There are five enclosed slide sections, and many twists and turns. The newest water ride, the Cheetah Chase, and the entire Splashin’ Safari park opens on July 4. You can find that information here.
Indiana Beach re-opened under new ownership this summer. Originally named Ideal Beach, the park has been a mainstay in Monticello since 1926. Two rides top our list. The Steel Hawg allows guest to go upside-down through twists and turns. The Cornball Express is high-speed coaster featuring exciting drops.
“These 20 thrill rides are sure to make you feel like a kid again,” said Misty Weisensteiner, director of Indiana Office of Tourism Development. “There are new protocols in place, aimed at keeping guests safe and healthy while visiting attractions. Please check before you go.”
Visit Indiana will reveal 20 lists of 20 must-see, must-do Indiana experiences, one at a time. When you visit a destination from any of the lists, post your photos on Instagram with #The20IN20 for a chance to win a giveaway. We will randomly draw 20 winners every other month. Winners will receive one of the following custom items: beanie cap, golf umbrella, beach towel or stadium blanket. Plan your 2020 adventure by completing at least 20 of our 400 must-see Indiana experiences! Find out more about The 20 IN 20 here.