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The Comet at The Great Escape

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Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (9 votes)


Fest Area

Roller coaster

95 feet

4197 feet

Maximum speed:
55 mph

Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters

Wooden Coaster

Minimum height:
48 inches

The Comet is a hybrid wood-steel roller coaster that was originally installed at Canada's Crystal Beach theme park in 1927. After a series of complaints that it caused injuries to riders, it underwent a major rebuild in 1947. When the park closed in 1989, the ride was moved to The Great Escape.

The coaster features a series of "airtime" hills and banked turns, and is now significantly less rough than in its original incarnation.

Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures

We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for The Comet. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.

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Reviews of The Comet:

best in the park
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Sunday, March 27, 2016 18:58

I am not really a roller coaster fan, i don't enjoy getting turned upside down, or plunging to my death from excessive heights. The Comet however is my only exception, the ride is extremely enjoyable its doesn't go to high but it goes fast and yes there are a few jerky moment. The Comet is unique and special in this park and i think it is by far the best in the park


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