Silver Comet (roller coaster) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSilver Comet
|Opening date||May 1, 1999|
|Manufacturer||Custom Coasters International|
|Designer||Dennis McNulty & Larry Bill|
|Track layout||Triple Out and Back|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift|
|Height||82 ft (25 m)|
|Length||2,800 ft (850 m)|
|Speed||55 mph (89 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||50°|
|Height restriction||48 in (122 cm)|
|Trains||Single train with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.|
|Silver Comet at RCDB
Pictures of Silver Comet at RCDB
A short drop is encountered immediately after leaving the station, quickly followed by a slight turn to the left. There is a short, straight section of track that is then followed by a U-turn to the left, leading to the 82-foot (25-metre) lift hill. The largest drop on the ride comes immediately after the train reaches the top of the lift hill, which is then followed by a slight turn to the left. Two small hills are encountered, before a large ascent that is followed by a wide-banked turn to the left and a small drop. There is a slight turn to the right followed by a large drop. There is another ascent that leads into a large U-turn to the right. There is another drop and ascent, followed by another turn to the right. A third grouping of a drop and ascent is encountered, followed this time by a turn to the left. A large drop is followed by a series of small hills, which lead into a rough turn to the left that includes changes in elevation. There is another series of drops and rises, followed by a slight turn to the right and the brake run, parallel to the lift hill. A small drop follows the brake run, which in turn leads into the station.
The Silver Comet station used a similar design from the former Comet station at Crystal Beach Park. It was a wide building with a few comets on its facade. Both it and the old Comet station had a tower saying "comet" in five colors.
There was one six-car train, with each car seating four riders for a total of 24 riders Each car contained individual lapbars, seat belts for each rider, and seat dividers. The train was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. The train was originally Purple, later painted to look like a comet (Red, Orange, Yellow), and eventually was painted a metallic blue. The train itself however, was sold following the parks closure in 2020. It was sold to get refurbished and will eventually be sold again at a later date.
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