Comet II

State Fair of Texas (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Removed, Operated from 1999 to 2001

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down · Thrill

Make: Schwarzkopf
Model: Wildcat / 65m

Statistics

Inversions:0
Duration:1:40

Details

Relocations:La Ronde as Montagnes Russes
Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park as Montagnes Russes
State Fair of Texas as Comet II
Designer:Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Trains:Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car.
Facts:This Wildcat was purchased from the Old Indiana auction and refurbished by the E S Webb Co (113 N Park; Maize, KS 67101; 316-722-4621).  A new station was built, the cars were replaced and a new Allen Bradley dual PLC control system was installed.  A new sign was built using a surplus sign that read "NETCOM".  The letters were rearranged and the "II" was added.  "Comet II" was created in memory of the Comet that previously operated at the State Far of Texas and the first location for the newly refurbished ride to operate.

While at the fair, the roller coaster did not travel.  This was a unique arrangement with the State Fair Of Texas where the fair provided storage during the off-season --  the roller coaster still stood, but the cars, chains, motors and such were removed and stored.

The Comet II was removed to make room for a PAX Shuttle Loop that was to be installed in 2002.  The PAX Shuttle Loop was however never installed.

Since leaving the fair, the ride has returned to the E S Webb Co in Wichita, KS where it is in storage as of 6/5/2003.

In 2010, the Comet II appeared at the Wisconsin State Fair operating under the name "Jack's Pizza Comet II".  It was advertised as the largest portable steel roller coaster in the USA and the Wisconsin State Fair was one of only two fairs it would appear at during 2010.

The Tulsa State Fair has hosted the Comet II in 2012, 2011 and perhaps 2010.

The Comet II was present at the 2014 Florida State Fair traveling with Wade Shows, Inc.

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Comet II - State Fair of Texas (Dallas, Texas, USA)

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Comet II - State Fair of Texas (Dallas, Texas, USA)