Cornball Express

Monday, March 12, 2001 11:42 AM
Cornball Express?
WHAT A STUPID NAME FOR A COASTER?

Anybody know what this name is about? You can close this now if you like. I just had to vent.

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All time Top 5: (1) Milleniun Force (2) Alpengeist (3) Hulk (4) Ice Dragon (5) Raptor *** This post was edited by jdancisin on 3/12/2001. ***
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Monday, March 12, 2001 11:45 AM
I think its really stupid to. It should be something else. It can keep the Express part.
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Monday, March 12, 2001 11:56 AM
I don't know, it kind of refers to the park's slogan: "Proving once again, there is more than just corn in Indiana" (I think that's what it is/was), therefore, it makes a little sense. But... WHAT ON EARTH IS A CORNBALL? Something referring to corn is fine, and makes plenty of sense, but the word Cornball? Uh-uh! Maybe there is more that I don't know? (I really hope so...) This sounds kind of crazy and I'm sure it's too late, but a bunch of Buzzers oughta submit alternate names, and maybe we could submit them to I.B., but I'm sure they chose that name for a reason and it's also too late...

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Monday, March 12, 2001 12:07 PM
All I can picture are these cars that look like cheese curls riding on a bright yellow track.

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All time Top 5: (1) Milleniun Force (2) Alpengeist (3) Hulk (4) Ice Dragon (5) Raptor
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Monday, March 12, 2001 12:13 PM
Cornball Express is a fun name. Remember having fun at amusement parks? Some people still do.

to jdancisin: Your #1 coaster is spelled M-i-l-l-e-n-n-i-u-m Force.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Monday, March 12, 2001 12:14 PM
Here is the definition of cornball...

corn·ball (kôrnbôl) Slang
n. One who behaves in a mawkish or unsophisticated manner.
adj. Mawkish or unsophisticated; corny: a kid's cornball humor.

So, as a family coaster, Cornball Express makes sense. It's not a great name, but I'm sure it won't affect CCI's quality.
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Monday, March 12, 2001 12:30 PM
Lol, nice definition...

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Rest In Peace, SKY WHIRL...
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Monday, March 12, 2001 12:47 PM
And too, they may be making a pun on the Cannonball Expresss, of song (and formerly of Opryland) fame.

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Monday, March 12, 2001 1:22 PM
I guess Indiana Beach just has to be your home park to not mind the name. Yes, Indiana Beach's slogan still is, "There's More Than Corn in Indiana!".

They have Tig'rr, Galaxie, & Hoosier Hurricane. All really great names for roller coasters...maybe it's just Indiana Beach wanted a FUN name for their next coaster. And from the definition, it shows that Indiana Beach at least looked into it before just naming it anything. I think once Indiana Beach gets another new coaster from now on, it will most likely have an Indiana related name (i.e. Hoosier Hurricane & Cornball Express). It's not the most amazing name for the awesome looking coaster, but it is a fun name for a fun coaster. I mean, at least they didn't name it Jr. Hoosier Hurricane. That would have been so much worse.

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-Glitchey
Now bringing you Cornball Express exclusive information & pictures - http://coasterarchive.cjb.net
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Monday, March 12, 2001 1:59 PM
Cornball Express is a unique name for the unique park which it is in.

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"Maybe I ain't so shy!"
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Monday, March 12, 2001 2:04 PM
I love that name, it's funny sounding :)

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May 5th, Gurnee, Illinois, "I'm sprinting for V2"
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Monday, March 12, 2001 2:14 PM
I had a chance to ask this question at No Coaster Con and was told that it was left over from when they built the Hoosier Hurricane. They were going to use the name "Cornball Express" back then but instead saved it in case an occasion would arise at which they could use it. And what do ya know, that's what happened. :)

Anthony
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Monday, March 12, 2001 2:26 PM

Cryptkeeper said:
"I had a chance to ask this question at No Coaster Con and was told that it was left over from when they built the Hoosier Hurricane. They were going to use the name "Cornball Express" back then but instead saved it in case an occasion would arise at which they could use it. And what do ya know, that's what happened. :)

Anthony"


Whew! I'm glad it is the way now, because the Hurricane really is a good name for the coaster since it's over the water more than Cornball!


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-Glitchey
Now bringing you Cornball Express exclusive information & pictures - http://coasterarchive.cjb.net
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Monday, March 12, 2001 4:08 PM
I like the name. It is something different.

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Westside!!!
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Monday, March 12, 2001 9:00 PM
While I find the name cheesy, I must say its an original name. IB has the goods to attract people so I say more power to them.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 6:04 AM
I apologize for my bashing of the name. I just don't care for it regardless of the explanation. It doesn't conjure up an image of a coaster that I would enjoy even though I may enjoy it anyways. Just trying to inject a little humor. Regardless I apologize.

And MilleNNium has been corrected. Thanks for the catch.

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All time Top 5: (1) Millenniun Force (2) Alpengeist (3) Hulk (4) Ice Dragon (5) Raptor
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 7:28 AM

jdancisin said:
"And MilleNNium has been corrected. Thanks for the catch.

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All time Top 5: (1) Millenniun Force (2) Alpengeist (3) Hulk (4) Ice Dragon (5) Raptor"



Might want to change that last "n" to an "m". ;)

I think Cornball Express is silly and fun, but like Soggy said, isn't that the point? Besides, it's definitely one of the most memorable names, and it won't ever be used again.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 11:49 AM

RagingBull said:
"I think Cornball Express is silly and fun, but like Soggy said, isn't that the point? Besides, it's definitely one of the most memorable names, and it won't ever be used again."

I couldn't agree more!

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-Glitchey
Now bringing you Cornball Express exclusive information & pictures - http://coasterarchive.cjb.net
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 12:43 PM
I give them credit for thinking of something original.
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May 5th, Gurnee, Illinois, "I'm sprinting for Deja Vu!"
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 1:48 PM
I must say that it's a lot better than HAIRBALL EXPRESS.
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