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The Comet is a classic wooden roller coaster that was preserved after standing, but not operating at Crystal Beach Park in Ontario for five years. Fortunately, this 1947 woodie from Herb Schmeck was saved and re-erected at The Great Escape Fun Park in New York where it continues to operate today.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1994 Wood Double Out and Back Herb Schmeck

Roller Coaster Stats

Drop: 87 feet Height: 95 feet
Length: 4,197 feet Trains: 2 - 24 passenger
Ride Time: 2 minutes Top Speed: 50 mph
Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

Comet Facts

1947 - The Comet opened at Crystal Beach and operated until September 4, 1989.

1994 - Relocated from Crystal Beach Park in Ontario, Canada to The Great Escape and reopened on June 25, 1994.

Features: Steel Structure

Train has four cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

Visit The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom to ride this attraction.

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