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Flyer Comet

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Flyer Comet built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1940 had a double out and back "figure 8" layout designed by Vernon Keenan. This wooden roller coaster operated for 60 years until it and Whalom Park closed at the end of the 2000 season. Flyer Comet remained standing until it was demolished by a wrecking crew on October 18, 2006.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1940 Wood Figure 8 Vernon Keenan

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 55 feet
  • Height: 65 feet
  • Length: 2,640 feet
  • Trains: 1 - 18 passenger
  • Ride Time: 1 minute, 50 seconds
  • Top Speed: 40 mph
  • Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

Flyer Comet Facts

2000 - Whalom Park closed at the end of the season and this was the final year of operation for the Flyer Comet.

October 18, 2006 - Flyer Comet is demolished in just two hours. The property is be redeveloped with 240 condominiums.

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

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