Comet (Walygator Grand Est)

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Comet
Waly Coaster (Walygator Grand Est) 2011 01.jpg
Comet in 2011, while it was called Waly Coaster
Walygator Grand Est
Location Maizières-les-Metz, Grand Est, France
Coordinates 49°13′47″N 6°09′20″E / 49.229625°N 6.155638°E / 49.229625; 6.155638
Status Operating since 9 May 1989
Rider height 120 cm minimum
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Hurricane
Type Steel
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Length 590 metres
Inversions 3
Duration 1:15
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Riders per train 28
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Comet is a steel roller coaster located at Walygator Grand Est in Maizières-les-Metz, Grand Est, France. Up until 2007, it was called "Comet Space". From 2007 to 2013, the ride was called "Waly Coaster". It is one of only two Vekoma Hurricane coasters in the world, and the only Hurricane still operating today; the other, The Jester in Six Flags New Orleans, is standing but not operating along with the rest of the park since August 2005 due to Hurricane Katrina.[1]

Design

Elements

Colour scheme

Orange track and blue supports. The ride originally opened with white track and green supports.

Trains

Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.

The train was built by Arrow Dynamics.

Images

References

External links

  • Comet on the Roller Coaster DataBase.