Comet

Meyer's Lake Park (Canton, Ohio, USA)

Removed, Operated from 1947 to 1974

Roller Coaster · Wood · Sit Down

Make: Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.

Details

Serial Number:110
Designer:Herbert Paul Schmeck
Construction Supervisor:William Marquet
Facts:Quote from John Fetterman -

"The MLC had a profile extremely similar to that of the Rocket.  It was about 4 feet taller and appropriately longer, although it probably did not have the extensive tunnel of the Rocket.  At this time, my guess is that the station for the Comet was situated at the end of the narrow portion of the ride, while the Rocket/Phoenix station stands a short distance up the long axis of the ride.  I believe I have seen some photographic evidence that the Comet had a tunnel between station and lift, but it is probably a shorter one.  The profile shows the brakes starting earlier in the final "bunny-hop" run (there is one fewer bunny hop than the Phoenix has, and this is the most striking difference between the two rides' profiles).  Earlier brakes suggests earlier station, perhaps actually on the curve.  One partially developed proposal for the Rocket had the station pulled back onto the curve in this manner.

The Meyers Lake Comet is arguably the most desirable of all lost wooden coasters to be rebuilt.  It would be a fantastic and highly profitable addition to any park willing to underwrite the project."

Comet - Meyer's Lake Park (Canton, Ohio, USA)

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Comet - Meyer's Lake Park (Canton, Ohio, USA)