Comet - Hersheypark



Opening Date: 1946 (remodeled in 1978)
Capacity: 960 riders/hour
Designer: Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PA)
Trains: Three four-car (24 passenger) trains
Maximum Drop: 96 feet
Maximum Speed: 50 mph
Ride Duration: 1 minute, 45 seconds
Description: This woodie was designed by Herb Schmeck and built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (and replaced the Wildcat). In 1978, the wooden track was replaced with 3360 feet of steel track. From the 78 foot lift, this one minute and forty five second ride can reach a top speed of fifty miles per hour.

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