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Comet reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Comet, a roller coaster at Hersheypark. (The minimum height to ride is 42 inches.)

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Posted: July 5, 2013

Built in 1946 by Philadelphia Toboggan Co., it was remodeled in 1978. It's 'L' spaped out-and-back/figure eight features a tight 98' initial plunge, lots of air time and a few quick turns. Top speed is 50mph with a 3360' track length.

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21 votes, so far

I first rode this back in the 70s. A great classic wooden coaster. - Roger S

This is my favorite at Hershey and one of my favorites of all time! This is one of the few coasters that still give me stomach butterflies not just on the 1st but the 2nd hill also! It's amazingly smooth for a woodie all-around awesomeness. - Raymond Ass

Great classic wood coaster. It was my 6 years old first wood coaster and he loved it. Very nice. - Jeff K

A great oldie. A long ride with plenty of air time. A long ride. Very rickity. Not very high or fast just a solid old coaster. - Joe Schwartz

6/10. This is an old wooden coaster. It was good for what it was, but it was not very thrilling and very rough. It's certainly worth riding if you like wooden coasters though. - Andrew Carrieri

AMAZING was all I could say after rideing this. it was the smoothest wooden coaster at the park. From the Top of the hill all the way to the break-run it's enjoyable and smooth!!! - Dakota S

A great basic wooden coaster, big enough to thrill, but basic enough not to scare the bejeebers out of young or first-time coaster riders. Love the Comet! - Vicky Frey

Just your classic out and back woodie. Nothing too amazing here, but I found the airtime pretty enjoyable. Ride at night. - Derrick O. Foreman

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