Cornball Express taught me something

Tuesday, May 21, 2002 5:07 PM
If you read my Indiana Beach TR, you know that I rode CE for the first time this past weekend. After reading my post, you can also conclude that I loved the thing. Which leads me to this.

I didn't ride CE last year, why? Well, I was busy with other bigger parks and thought "hey, it's not very tall not vert fast and it's short. It can't be too good"

I was missing out, and didn't EVEN know it. It's a GREAT ride. Instantly one of my favorites. I feel a little funny now when I think about it. I'm 32 years old and pride myself on being open minded, but I let myself down!

Don't want to preach to anyone, but if you see a coaster that is not described with "the biggest, longest or tallest, don't count it out. Ride it, you may find a new favorite.

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So many coasters, so little vacation time....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 5:18 PM
I agree, Yankee Cannonball goes 35 mph and is 2000 feet and it has non stop airtime, I love that ride!

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 6:32 PM

Oh, this is something I quickly learned when I started traveling. The small parks often have the better or at least unbraked coasters and a variety of flats that run in good mode!

Most corprate park scramblers are toned down, extreme coasters braked and Dodgems, THE NAME IS BUMPER CARS DARN IT! If you hit sombody on a corprates dodgem, You hardly notice.

Chuck, who loves the small parks every bit as much as the corprates.

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Charles Nungester
Americana (Now called The great americana amusement park at Lesourdsville Lake) is opening in 2002. Indivdual visits are very improtant to the parks survival.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 6:45 PM
It seems that a lot of people prefer Indiana Beach's bumper cars over other parks...I personally like them. Over the years though, they have made some strange rules for them. Sometimes their is a rule where you have to go in a clockwise pattern (which is inforced this year) and sometimes you can just go in any which way you want.

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-Eric
LoCoSuMo! originated by Mamoosh.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 6:58 PM
Indiana Beach has always made their bumper cars go one way for as long as I can remember, but Indiana Beach's bumper cars are easily my favorite. Cornball Express is an awesome coaster that I wish I would have got to ride more last year and plan on riding it alot this year. I only was at Indiana Beach once last year on Memorial Day for a couple hours and loved the Cornball Express. I can't wait for this Memorial Day so I can get another chance to ride it. I will deffintley be making more trips to Indiana Beach this year than I did last year mainly because of Cornball Express and The Lost Coaster.

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Top 5 Coasters
1.Deja Vu(SFGAm) 2.Raging Bull(SFGAm) 3.Millennium Force(CP)
4.CornBall Express(IB)
5.Viper(SFGAm)

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 7:00 PM
I ride any coaster I can get near, I still don't consider myself a hardcore enthusiast because I havn't ridden many coasters. I don't know all the elements that are out there. I think any coaster is worth riding, just some more than others...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 7:00 PM
Excalibur at Valleyfair is the same for me rollerfreak. Sure I love Millenium Force to death, but Excalibur whips you over the top and delivers one heck of a rush for a 100 foot drop.

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Flume & Hydroblaster Crew for 2002!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 7:07 PM
I remember one year where you could go any direction you wanted to. The cones were removed from the middle of the floor...I'm not sure when it was, but I definitely remember it!

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-Eric
LoCoSuMo! originated by Mamoosh.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 8:17 PM

I've been on IB's bumper cars on both my trips this year. I really like them. Did you know that the pavilion that houses the bumper cars used to be a roller rink?

The Cornball totally revived my interest in Indiana Beach in 2001. I can't wait to ride Lost Coaster. I think it will be alot of fun also.

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Indiana Beach Guide

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 8:59 PM

Because of where I live, I ride EVERYTHING I can get on. Good or Bad. Fast or Slow. Tall or Flat.

Living in New Zealand is great but there is only one coaster in the whole country. So I hope you see my problem :)

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If Lifes a Rollercoaster, I want a Flawless

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 3:00 AM
Oh, Legend............I feel for you. Only one coaster in the entire country?? That must be a real bummer!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 5:24 AM

Does anyone think we should take up a collection for "The Legend"? Ok, we all contribute $20, get him airfare, a place to stay and a years visa. Then, the man can die in peace thinking about his "Flawless" coaster he rode at SFWoA!! Grrrrreat to hear from a little under Down Under!

We are making a trip to IB in June and after what y'all have said, I'm already packing. I'm not only excited about Americana, PKI and SFKK, but HW and IB maybe the little lost treasure planted between the corporates. Excited? No...........I may find the fountain of youth among the woodies.

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There's nothing like a woodie...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 6:14 AM

Another Indiana Beach convert.

I've said it many times, but there really isn't another park I'd rather spend the day at.

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"He's blazin' away like the stars in the universe.." A. Vega + M. Rev "Ghostrider"

Someday there will be something here.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 7:31 AM

RollerFreak - your experience is not unusual. Its a hard lesson to learn and I've done the same thing. Heck...I've even skipped an entire park because I didn't think it was "worth it" only to visit later and realize I was totally wrong...d'oh!

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Don't forget "Operation Graduation" June 1st @ SRM - bring Pat Koch a graduation card! See Coasterbuzz News for details.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 7:42 AM

I learned a similar but slightly different thing this last weekend at SFStl. That is to not prejudge a coaster based on what enthusiasts say about it. Two of their coasters, Ninja and Screaming Eagle, receive such bad press in the enthusiast community for roughness that it tainted my view of the coasters before I even rode them. On Ninja I was so psyched out that I didnt really enjoy my first ride until we were finished and I found that I wasnt in pain from the ride that I had to ride it again and loved it. Same thing on Screaming Eagle. Everyone says "It is too rough" or "it is the roughest coaster I have ever riden". It also doesnt have any painful laterals and you get a real nice out of control ride with lots of airtime.

So my lesson was not to let others opinions cloud my judgement of a ride before riding it myself. To many times this has even worked in the reverse as well.(Magnum XL 200 being the biggest disappointment for me)

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Bob Hansen

A proud CoasterBuzz Member

"So you think your'e really brave, gonna see the DEMONS cave.
You silly dude, your'e only food, for the DEMON"

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 10:14 AM
Hey! Simply enough Knoebels Grove has the best bumper cars anywhere! When you hit someone, you REALLY hit them!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 12:02 PM

Blitzjade said:
Hey! Simply enough Knoebels Grove has the best bumper cars anywhere! When you hit someone, you REALLY hit them!


Yeah and it's like a train wreck and 2 seconds later everyone is going again!

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Charles Nungester
Americana (Now called The great americana amusement park at Lesourdsville Lake) is opening in 2002. Indivdual visits are very improtant to the parks survival.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 12:38 PM

My understanding of Cornball Express was that it was extremely short. That's why, despite the good reviews, I've never given it much thought.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 12:50 PM
The Cornball *is* quite short (which is what makes it rank lower than it otherwise would on my list) but that's more than made up for by the short lines. The stand up air on drop #3 from the back seat is insane! Gotta love buzz bars :-)
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* The Legend @ HW
* Superman: Ride of Steel @ SFNE
* Mondial Top Scan
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 12:53 PM

You've gotta! It's non-stop fun and airtime the whole way. I thought I was gonna come out of the train. It's awesome!!!

Even with it being short.

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TiM Schroll
gocubs7@hotmail.com
LED ZEPPELIN

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