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Cornball Express, Indiana Beach - Review

Cornball Express - Review

Indiana Beach

Ride Facts and Info

Cornball Express was Indiana Beach's second wooden coaster, and like the Hoosier Hurricane it was designed and built by CCI, and features steel supports. Parts of the ride are built into the structure of the Hoosier Hurricane, and other parts of the ride are built over some of the parks other rides and attractions. The ride is only 2,100 feet long, and is quite short, but it's absolutely packed full of insane airtime!

According to the CCI website, there are two trains, but only one was in operation when I visited. The PTC trains feature individual seat belts and buzz bars. The station is built 25 feet above the park.

Ride Layout

The ride commences with a small dropping turnaround out of the station, through the Hurricane structure, and onto the lift. The lift is aligned with the HurricaneÂ’s lift, but ascends in the opposite direction.

The first drop is quite steep, and twists to the left. Smile for the on-ride photo as you make a close squeeze at the bottom between the log flume and picnic pavilion. Riders in the back are treated to their first moment of airtime. The track rises back up to make a banked turn to the left with some great laterals and a small amount of air in the front.

There then follows another drop that passes by the Tig'rr coaster. The train then climbs back up to produce some massive ejector air in the front seat - I actually grabbed onto the lapbar because I thought I was going to be tossed out into the lake - awesome! The train takes a left-hand turn while you are still out of your seat, giving some nice laterals on the way.

The track is now positioned above the water, just at the side of the lake. The train then takes another dive down, this time into some of the structure of the ride, which produces a nice headchopper effect. The train then climbs back up into the structure of the Hoosier Hurricane to produce yet more standing air. There is then a sharp flat left-hand turn under the Hurricane's lift, before plunging into another left-hand twisting drop.

The train rises up yet again to produce more frantic air, before entering a right-hand double helix full of intense, but smooth laterals. Two bunny hops follow producing great air in the front, and massive ejector air in the back. The train then takes a sharp and sudden turn onto the block brakes, which throws you to the side of the train - brace yourself for!

Ride Evaluation

Cornball Express is a fantastic coaster with a wonderful combination of ejector air and strong laterals. It is completely smooth throughout, and its lakeside location and close proximity to other rides make it all the more exciting; its only fault is that it is a little too short! However, if the lines are short you'll be able to get back on and do it all again, and believe me you'll want to. The front seat is the money seat on this ride, but all seats provide a good ride.

Related Links
  • Cornball Express - Stats / Pictures
  • Indiana Beach - Park Info
  • Indiana Beach - Pictures
  • Indiana Beach - Review

    Ride Experience:  9/10
    Theming:  5/10
    Landscaping:  7/10
    Queuing Area:  6/10
    Station:  7/10



    Times Ridden:  8
    Best Seat:  1:1
    Best Part of the Ride:  All
    Popularity:  100%
    Satisfaction:  90%
    On-ride Photo:  Yes

    Riding Sensations
    Airtime:  Extreme
    Lateral G's:  Medium-High
    Positive G's:  Medium
    Out of Control:  Medium-High
    Intensity:  Medium
    Discomfort:  Low

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