Posted Sunday, March 4, 2001 4:45 AM | Contributed by Glitch01
Thanks very much to ACE Region 8 Assistant Representatives & Robert Burtz from Danimation, 21 new photos are now available at Coaster Archive. Along with the photos, an editorial has been written about the coaster and the true statistics are listed. The featured photos on the page are the ones from ACE (the link to the others are found at the bottom of the page).
Check the photos on Coaster Archive and CCI.
Sunday, March 4, 2001 5:44 AM
Cool pics. What the heck is a woodie doing with STEEL supports?? Also, is the other coaster a real woodie & how come CBE is smaller? You'd think the park would get a bigger coaster.
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Sunday, March 4, 2001 6:05 AM
The one main reason it has steel supports is because it dives right over Lake Shafer and wooden supports wouldn't hold in a lake like that. The other reason is because it's built right over everything (as you can see in the pictures) so it basically is built on stilts already, the wooden latticework could not work out here. Thank God CCI has alternative ways to make their coasters!
As for the height issue, Indiana Beach already has Hoosier Hurricane, their largest attraction, and two smaller steel coasters that are for the big kids. I believe they wanted to go family based with this one, so everyone can ride. Although it's said to be for the family, it sure looks like one heck of a roller caoster. :)
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Monday, March 5, 2001 4:41 AM
For a family coaster, Cornball Express looks like its going to be quite a ride! If you take a look at the renderings (which look to be fairly accurate), you will see some rather deep drops that may provide some nice airtime, plus an exciting-looking helix! I wish that all "family coasters" were designed like this one!
Monday, March 5, 2001 7:41 AM
Many coasters in the USA have wood tracks with steel supports and we still consider them "real" wooden coasters. In fact, what a great many of us consider the mother of all wooden coasters, the Coney Island Cyclone, is built with steel supports.
As for the rest of your post, Glitchey answered your questions very well.
Personally, I think it's going to be one great ride.