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Mini-Comet

Mini-Comet

roller coaster
Mini-Comet
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Hersheypark
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Park section Kissing Tower Hill
Status Defunct
Operated 1974 to 1978
Statistics
Manufacturer B. A. Schiff & Associates
Designer / calculations Ben Schiff
Type Steel - Kiddie
Model / product Trailer
Riders per train 10
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height15 feet
Drop8 feet
Inversions0
HELP

Mini-Comet was a B.A. Schiff & Associates steel kiddie roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. The coaster featured an oval track with a series of small hills. It completed the circuit five times before the ride cycle ended. Mini-Comet was installed in the park in 1974 after it was purchased used in a public sale, and was removed after the 1978 season.

History[edit | edit source]

The ride was purchased used at a public sale in 1974.[1] It was then installed in the park, originally located in the Comet Hollow section of Hersheypark.[2] It was situated to the northeast of the station; if you faced the station, it would appear directly to the right, across a path.

After two seasons in this location, Mini-Comet was relocated to a spot on the perimeter of Tower Plaza in 1976. The kiddie boat ride OutBoard MotorBoats was relocated to this same area. The coaster remained in operation for two seasons, before it was removed after the conclusion of the 1978 season.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Interview with Gary Chubb. July 2014. Harry Michelson, interviewer.
  2. Hersheypark Map and Guide. 1974. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company.
  3. Hersheypark Map and Guide, 1978. 1978. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company.

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