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The Comet
Website: The Great Escape Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.5581
TPC Overall Rank: #32 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 49
Last Review: 7/8/2008 7:03:00 PM
In User Top 10: 43 times.
User Tracker Count: 93 times.

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5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Condor37 on 7/4/2005 7:26:00 PM - User's Top Ride #4
best wooden in the world. enough said. all of the qualities of a great coaster! airtime, hight, out & back, steep drops.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up x307 on 3/4/2005 2:39:00 PM
Smooth, yet still feels out of control. Its been a long time since Ive been on it, but I still feel that it deserves a nine. Its a travesty that theyre going to re-track and replace this coaster. Ruining a classic.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Seabreezem on 3/2/2005 6:45:00 PM - User's Top Ride #3
This is by far the best wooden coaster ever and the second best coaster ever behind sros at sfne the comet gives you a crapload of airtime

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up beastboy on 8/1/2004 6:54:00 AM
Not a bad ride at all. The history is facinating, the speed is great, the airtime is hearty, and the length is fulfilling. What is there not to like about this classic wooden coaster? The ride experience is very exhilirating and wont dissapoint. Greater floater airtime can be found on every hill in just about every seat. The Adirondack Mountains serve as a beautiful backdrop for this sprawling white woodie. Be sure to get a front and back seat ride and get plenty of rides in as it is leaps and bounds ahead of every other ride at The Great Escape.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up larrygator on 6/13/2004 11:50:00 PM
I just didnt feel it, maybe I caught it on a bad day. I almost lowered the rating to a 7 because of the ridiculously abrupt brake ending 100 feet before the loadhouse. Good air but not great. The train bounced through some of the hops, which I hate. The lateral gs were good on the turns back towards the loadhouse. I rode it 6 times today in all different parts of the train. Last row/right side is the wildest seat on the coaster. Funny thing - if you read the ride instructions in the station, one of the instructions is to keep your head back against the headrest at all times. There is no headrest!

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up DmctNY8 on 5/13/2004 5:57:00 PM
A great wooden roller coaster. Worth riding if you are in the park, it is the best ride in the park. This ride is better then most wooden coasters but worse then the Cyclone (Astroland or SFNE) and the Boulder Dash.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up skifast22 on 1/2/2004 10:57:00 PM - User's Top Ride #3
This is currently my favorite wooden rollercoaster. Its old fashioned, filled with speed hills, and will knock you sensless if your not carefull. My favorite part comes after the first turnaround. The stretch from there to the second turn around ive nicknamed as "reckless abandament" because it truely just tosses you all about the car like your a rag doll. Great fun and usually minimal waiting time.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up benleibo on 12/5/2003 3:32:00 PM
Best ride in a mediocre park. Great wooden coaster that is fun throughout the entire ride. The doulbe out and back layout is cool, and it is pretty fast for a wooden coaster. After being on a couple hypercoasters, its just not that thrilling. However, my friends and I rode it like 9 times. A true classic.

5 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up bumprnugit on 11/8/2003 3:34:00 AM - User's Top Ride #8
Despite some less than complementary remarks about the park, one must take into consideration what may have become of this coaster if not for Charlie Wood. After having to put up with the Town of Queensburys crap over this ride, he took to heart the advise of coaster enthusiasts and preserved this ride better than anyone could have ever pictured in their wildest dreams. Evidence this with the fact that the station is split into front and rear seating cues, the preservation of the original layout, and the hiring of the firm from Montreal that tracked the ride (their name escapes me at this writing.)Would Six Flags put this much care into a relocated ride? As when it ran at Crystal Beach in Ontario, Canada, The Comet flies over every hill and offers some suprising lateral Gs throughout its course. The only thing missing is Lake Erie to the right of the lift (and the PTC trains w/o seat dividers, stationary lapbars and no seatbelts.) A solid top ten ride in my opinion.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BrooklynRi on 10/31/2003 12:24:00 PM
From the lift hill that gains speed as you rise to the run back to the station, this ride delivers one of the best coasting experiences in existence. An airtime fanatics paradise!

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