Water park will have retractable roof

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

A family that own four hotels in Southern Indiana have started construction on a water park with a retractable roof in French Lick.
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Santa

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jun 12, 2007
Too bad they're not upgrading or trying to improve Santa's Lodge by Holiday World. The place is pretty much a pit. Maybe the HW folks will see the potential for a nice hotel close by their park and fill the gap.
envy

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Jun 12, 2007
jen in mooresville wrote:
like they need more money
they alreay have 4 hotels
What in the hell does that mean? You don't think they are spending THEIR money. They are creating jobs and you have a problem with that?
deer86

Glenwood, IN

#6 Jun 12, 2007
maybe that will lower the room rates at the casino.
Traveler

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Jun 12, 2007
Whew! Just from reading the headlines I thought they were filling the new stadium with water.
Like a big ol' fishbowl.
Southern Indiana gal

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jun 12, 2007
I think this is a great addition to French Lick. The area has been so downtrodden of late, and the recent influx of hotels, casino, and now the waterpark will really make this a place to enjoy.
WTF

Chicago, IL

#9 Jun 12, 2007
envy wrote:
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What in the hell does that mean? You don't think they are spending THEIR money. They are creating jobs and you have a problem with that?
Don't worry, jen in mooresville rarely makes sense...she's a whiner. It is silly for her to complain about somebody opening a business that people apparently want. Yeah, those are evil people (w/sarcasm).

It will be interesting to see how this operates in conjunction with the casino. Will this be a dumping ground for the kids while the parents go gamble or golfing?
The Truth Hurts

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Jun 12, 2007
Reality begins to set in at French Lick... The go-cart track cannot be far behind.
James M

United States

#12 Jun 12, 2007
The Truth Hurts wrote:
Reality begins to set in at French Lick... The go-cart track cannot be far behind.
Cool! I won't have to go to Gatlinburg anymore.
You mean

Plainfield, IN

#13 Jun 12, 2007
James M wrote:
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Cool! I won't have to go to Gatlinburg anymore.
Pigeon Forge

Since: Mar 07

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Jun 12, 2007
What dat maw wrote:
Announcing the first water park built on cinder blocks.
Dah her...lookie ma, he made a funny! BTW smarty pants, cinder block haven't been made in 40-50 years block are made from concrete now.

Since: Mar 07

Park Ridge, IL

#16 Jun 12, 2007
jen in mooresville wrote:
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just speaking my mind alright
this is america
or have you forgotten that
You are allowed to speak your mind and other are allowed to criticize you. I think it is a fair question to ask you why you think 4 hotels is all someone should own.
JSG

Evansville, IN

#17 Jun 12, 2007
Actually, I don't think the Beechwood is directly across from the Casino, I think it's more half way between West Baden and French Lick and it faces the West Baden Springs Hotel. Ed Ballard (last owner of WB that sold it to the Jesuits for a $1) built the mansion to face West Baden so he could see it. One time we stopped by the "mansion" before it was operating as a B&B and the Fuhs were hard at work restoring it. They stopped what they were doing and gave us a tour, even showed us the little room upstairs where Ballard's sickly or crippled son spent most of his days. The Fuhs seemed very passionate about the mansion and preserving it the right way and seemed like real decent folks. The Beechwood is beautiful by the way. We've never stayed, but ate there a few times since.

Anyway people, be nice to each other. Life is hard enough as it is.

Since: Mar 07

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Jun 12, 2007
jen in mooresville wrote:
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they can own as many as they want
and do what ever they want with there money
but just seems like they would have all they can handle
i am just saying so there
I would rather see an individual create wealth and create jobs with that wealth than let it sit in the bank. It also does better that giving it to charity (the old give a man a fish/teach him to fish adage). This too is what makes America great.
American

South Vienna, OH

#21 Jun 12, 2007
If only there were a way to get there.

Mitch won't build I-69, and if he does, he insists it be a toll road, because Mitch never met a tax he didn't like.

Sorry, French Lick. It's just too hard to get to you.
WONDERING INDIANA

Ashburn, VA

#22 Jun 12, 2007
Jerry Fuhs says, " The retractable roof will allow more natural light." Jerry what are you on, you've got to get out more, you know, in the natural light. Another rich hillybilly without a press agent. LOLROF.........
BoilerUp

United States

#23 Jun 12, 2007
Sheesh... this place is becoming the Vegas of the Midwest.

Viva French Lick!!!
Anonymous

Carmel, IN

#24 Jun 13, 2007
WONDERING INDIANA wrote:
Jerry Fuhs says, " The retractable roof will allow more natural light." Jerry what are you on, you've got to get out more, you know, in the natural light. Another rich hillybilly without a press agent. LOLROF.........
Of course the retractable roof will allow more natural light in....what are you on?
Impressed

French Lick, IN

#25 Jun 13, 2007
More fools commenting about someone or something they know nothing about. Maybe that is why Denbo got Fuhs kicked off the commission, he was doing too much good in the county and Denbo not getting the credit!

Since: Mar 07

Park Ridge, IL

#26 Jun 13, 2007
jen in mooresville wrote:
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they can own as many as they want
and do what ever they want with there money
but just seems like they would have all they can handle
i am just saying so there
I am sure they are grateful for your concern. I say more power to them and build as much as they can.

Since: May 07

paoli, indiana

#29 Jun 14, 2007
jen in mooresville wrote:
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they can own as many as they want
and do what ever they want with there money
but just seems like they would have all they can handle
i am just saying so there
i understand what your saying. your saying it is going to line more money in their pockets when they dont need it. but you also have to think about all the jobs that it will be opening up to an area that is in desperate need of them. i know many families that were on the verge of being homeless until all these new jobs came to the area. but even with the resort, we still need more jobs in this area.

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