Time for a love note! To: Cornball Express

Tuesday, August 27, 2002 2:00 PM
Dear Cornball Express,

Ohh, how We love you so. You are the perfect example of the saying bigger isn't always better! With 2200 ft of track and a maximum drop of 75' people sometimes call you a "family coaster". But I know this is not true. Those people don't know you the way we do. We know that you small first drop is one of the best in the world! Giving great intensity and airtime. And then those hoff about you don't have power, they are just pissed that you are small and can take on any other big boy. Boys twice your size don't offer even half your airtime, or you complete fun energetic layout. We truly love you.

Coaster Enthusiasts

(I was feeling happy today and recently found that others feel the same way about corny, Feel free to add your own comments about Corny)

Tuesday, August 27, 2002 2:15 PM

You can't be in love with the Cornball, because I am! Oh well, I know long distance relationships just don't work, so I suppose I could share.

By the way, Cornball is a family coaster, it's just the entire family consists of enthusiasts.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2002 2:20 PM

Cornball Express is one intense and cool ride. It reminds me exactly like the Cyclops at Big Chiefs only with an intense helix sprinkled in.

The way they constructed this around, over, and through other attractions just blows my mind.

Ric Flair was hitting on the female host, he told her - "Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line." WOOOOO!

Tuesday, August 27, 2002 3:31 PM
Its my #2 woodie ;-)

"I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-R-T! I mean S-M-A-R-T!" - Homer Simpson

Tuesday, August 27, 2002 5:29 PM
It's my number 1 woodie and I drove 4 hours to ride it. And I loved it so much and even my coasterphobe parents loved the park so much that we will most likely return (the economy plays the role) next year. The off season is going to be a lot harder this year.

Tuesday's Gone With The Wind.
Elijah Rock.
Is it written in the stars?
La Vie Boheme!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2002 5:32 PM

CORNBALL.........CORNBALL.......CORNBALL.... So many lovers.......


"Air time is not a crime. Take a click, you're a prick" - Kris Allen (Jul 2002, HW)

Tuesday, August 27, 2002 5:34 PM
Oh yea, it's a sweet ride. You get the most air in the front car. I'm sure glad IB is only 1 and 1/2 hours away from Chicago!

Millennium Force - Any other questions?

Tuesday, August 27, 2002 6:00 PM
One of my favorite wooden coasters, you can ride it any number of times and still have as much fun as you had the first time you rode it. Its airtime filled and has a couple great headchoppers! I get to ride it again this weekend, im so happy!

Deja Vu Count = 23

Tuesday, August 27, 2002 6:04 PM

I rode Cornball Express for the first time this year and was blown away! I wasn't expecting much because of its small size, but it kicks most bigger coasters butts. Its my number 2, right behind the Legend. I'm going Monday to get some more Corn in my diet, I only live 1 1/2 hours away. So thats nice. Anybody going monday?

Trims are the devil in disguise!

Tuesday, August 27, 2002 6:09 PM

Cornball, how in the world did they get you in that tight spot? Saying hello on the turn to Tig'rr riders passing by, a tight nipped drop over water, zooming by the station, helixing over a games Pavillion....I'm still in awe that CCI could find a home for you. That and S: ROS at DL was our biggest surprise of our trips this season.....not to mention LoCoSuMo, WOW!

I'll be back next season, IB has what it takes for the family owned amusements.

There's nothing like a woodie...

Tuesday, August 27, 2002 7:32 PM
Its my #1. I'm still remembering Locosumo media day when I rode Cornball for over an hour in the rain. It was my single greatest coaster experience ever, although SRM wasn't at all bad either.
Tuesday, August 27, 2002 8:14 PM
What a great rollercoaster...number 1 woodie in my book. If only Great America had this rollercoaster....

Cornball Express- America's first stand up woodie.

Wednesday, August 28, 2002 3:17 AM
Yes indeed, Cornball Express is defently one of my favorite wooden coasters. I went to IB for my first visit this season and was amazed by this ride. Has tones of air time, nice drop and strong helix's and a very smooth ride ;).

Valleyfair Security 2002! 8Years working at Valleyfair :)"As everyone says got to get to Cedar Point and ride it!"

Wednesday, August 28, 2002 5:59 AM

#1 and still undefeated.

Totally unique layout that is just pure genius.

Ridiculous air.

Great laterals in the helix.

There is no real "dead spot."

It is just too much fun, and that's the important part. I've ridden this thing countless times, and it still makes me laugh like a madman from beginning to end.

I truly believe it continues to get better with each ride.

"The perfect machine, you seemed to be, when I built you up in my mind..." - Reverend Jon Autry

Wednesday, August 28, 2002 6:16 AM
Perfect proof that a challenging location can be an inspiration to genius. The only problem with Cornball is it's too far from my house.
Wednesday, August 28, 2002 6:40 AM

I found the Cornball Express a somewhat painful ride. My knees kept bumping hard into the lapbar from all the air.

This was in the front row at dusk after a light drizzle.



The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

Wednesday, August 28, 2002 6:44 AM
I was just day-dreaming about Cornball yesterday while stuck in traffic. God, I love this ride.
Wednesday, August 28, 2002 6:47 AM

I've been to IB once...ONCE, and I cn honestly say the CE rates right up there with Phoenix.....why is it that ALL the best wood is SO far away...I guess I could just make the long drive to Hotlanta for the "new" and VASTLY improvied Ga Cyclone....hey, it may not be CCI, but it's the nextest bestest closest thing.....

Back to CornBall.....I could write way more than a "note"....that is one WILD ride, and I love it....

Wednesday, August 28, 2002 6:51 AM

If you write a love note to an actual woman, I might suggest that you not use the word "pissed."

I'm going to hit IB this weekend...looking forward to my first experience on the Express.


*** This post was edited by Mark W. Baruth on 8/28/2002. ***

Wednesday, August 28, 2002 6:55 AM

Ya know, someone [chris, actually] hit the nail on the head regarding CE: this is a coaster that makes you laugh uncontrollably - partly out of sheer amazement - each and every time you ride it.

I have friends who actually took an early morning drive from IB to MiA with the intention of spending the entire day exploring the park and riding Timbers [it was their first visit to MiA]. After a few hours, they zoomed back down to IB and fininshed the night marathoning on CE.

Its THAT good.

Moosh [who ranks CE #2, 29 spots above Timbers]

"I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-R-T! I mean S-M-A-R-T!" - Homer Simpson


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