IAAPA 2000: New CCI coming to Indiana Beach

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2000 6:25 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Indiana Beach is next in line for a wood coaster from CCI. The approximate stats for the ride, to be named Cornball Express, include a 55-foot lift with a 75-foot drop and a track length of around 2,000 feet. Before a long helix ending, the ride will travel within the structure of the neighboring Hoosier Hurricane coaster, a possible first of its kind.

For more information, check the CCI Web site.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2000 7:01 AM
Although the stats don't sound that impressive, I am sure it will be a hit. Indiana Beach is a great little park, and this should compliment the Hoosier Hurrincane perfectly. CCI made the Sky Princess, which has similar initial stats I would say, and that turned out to be a really nice coaster.
Tuesday, November 14, 2000 7:14 AM
It does sound like a nice little ride, but, CORNBALL EXPRESS?!? Ummmmm....no. CORNFIELD EXPRESS, maybe but, CORNBALL!? I hope there's a story behind the name, I really do.
Tuesday, November 14, 2000 7:21 AM
I was planning on visiting Indiana Beach this year but a new CCI coaster makes that a lock. The name is a bit cheesy but as long as it delivers, who cares. I love the Midwest and all of it's CCI's!!!
Tuesday, November 14, 2000 8:12 AM
Well.....I now have my first 'must visit' of 2001. Where CCI goes, I will follow.
Tuesday, November 14, 2000 8:31 AM
The name says it all! Looks like fun...

In 2001 a new *beast* will rise at SFMM.
Tuesday, November 14, 2000 9:09 AM
sounds a bit small but as SOB proved size does not matter and CCI doesnt know how to build a bad coaster
Tuesday, November 14, 2000 9:22 AM
CORNBALL Express? Well, that's, um, corny. Sounds like something I'd come up with for one of my RCT parks. I'm sure it will be a great coaster, though.
Tuesday, November 14, 2000 9:26 AM
At first, I thought the name was a joke. I guess not. The layout looks wicked, great airtime. Did they announce what the rolling stock will be? PTC's without the seat divider would be awesome on this.

So you want a coaster in your backyard? I hope you have a big backyard.
Tuesday, November 14, 2000 11:27 AM
Maybe they will paint it yellow and theme the trains to look like ears of corn. Or better yet John Deer tractors.

Tuesday, November 14, 2000 3:47 PM
CCI Made a great coaster with about the same numbers at Wisconsin Dells!

Oh my freekin' head!
Tuesday, November 14, 2000 4:27 PM
YES! I am THRILLED about this wonderful addition to my home state! The John Deere tractor idea is great! As for the name.......well, here are some ideas(realistic or not!):

"Runaway Cornpicker"
"John Deere: Ride of Soil"
"The Hay Baler" (NOT the carnival ride!)
"Wild Goose Chase"
"Farmer's Fling"
"Bossy's Revenge!"
"Chicken Run!"(ok, ok I know!)

4 CCI's in Indiana! Count 'em......4 I tell ya!!
First rule of Stormtroopers: Pee BEFORE you put on the uniform!
Tuesday, November 14, 2000 7:21 PM
You've never been to Indiana Beach, have you?

CE makes sense enough. =)
Wednesday, November 15, 2000 3:19 PM
I think a coaster painted John Deere green with yellow trim would look real classy. Have the loading station themed like a barn with a silo.
Remember,"Nothing runs like a Deere".
Wednesday, November 15, 2000 4:21 PM
Whoa, whoa, whoa, it says it passes throught the structure of another coaster, and that it is the first of it's kind because of this. Well, I know for a fact that Steel Phantom/Phantom's Revenge passes through Jack Rabbit's(I believe that's its name) supports, so why did they say this? Is it because of the steel supports AND going through another ride?
Wednesday, November 15, 2000 4:47 PM
Thunderbolt, not Jack Rabbit.

I think they mean it will be completely within the supports of another coaster... is this right?

How dare you vanquish the Steel Phantom without his consent? Fear the Phantom's Revenge.
Wednesday, November 15, 2000 5:42 PM
The original Mr Twister did that at the old Elitch's. It was intertwined with the Wildcat,a 1935 PTC. It was one of the reasons why it was decided not to move either one when the park relocated.
Thursday, November 16, 2000 10:17 AM
Runaway Cornpicker and John Deere- Ride of Soil Sound like great names! ...especially JDROS to an old farm kid & coaster nut like me. Might be hard to get the rights to the John Deere name, though...
Thursday, November 16, 2000 10:25 AM
Dutchman- the J.D. colors sound great, and you're right- "Nothing runs like a Deere"- except a CCI Woodie! (or Millenium Force!)
Thursday, November 16, 2000 12:58 PM
Thank God I'm a country boy!

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