Believe It! The Comet

Believe It! The Comet (HM2K2N)

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N 43° 21.083', W 73° 41.104'

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Believe it! The Comet first began delighting thrill seekers in 1948 at Crystal Beach Park in Ontario, Canada. Perched on the edge of Lake Erie, this masterpiece was designed by Herbert P. Schmeck of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Its massive structure and lightning sped earned the Comet record-breaking status and a world-class reputation. But wait! The Comet goes back further. Most of the steel structure, including this lattice-work station, dates back to 1927 when Crystal Beach built the grand-daddy of all coasters, the Cyclone! Packed with spiraling drops and twisting track, the Cyclone terrorized riders until 1946. It was then dismantled and its structure used to build the Comet. After four decades of thrills, the Comet was silenced; Crystal Beach closed in 1989. Purchased at the auction, the coaster was dismantled, moved here, then rebuilt. In 1994, the "King of the Hills" reopened, promising thrills for a new generation. - Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence -
HM NumberHM2K2N
Year Placed1998
Placed ByWestern New York Coaster Club
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Date Added Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 606565 N 4800676
Decimal Degrees43.35138333, -73.68506667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 21.083', W 73° 41.104'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 21' 4.9799999999999" N, 73° 41' 6.24" W
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