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Silver Comet

Roller coaster
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Silver Comet
Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World
Location Grand Island, New York, USA
Status Operating since May 1, 1999
Statistics
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International
Designer / calculations Larry Bill
Type Wooden - Hybrid - Triple Out and Back
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 82 feet
Drop 85 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 2800 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 50°
Duration 1:45
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Company
Riders per train 24
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Silver Comet is a wooden roller coaster with a hybrid steel frame at Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World in Grand Island, New York.

History

The coaster closed with the park in 2019. It reopened on August 18, 2022.[1]

Design

Elements

Trains

Single train with 6 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train. The trains were built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc..

Layout

A short drop is encountered immediately after leaving the station, quickly followed by a slight turn to the left. There is a short, straight section of track that is then followed by a U-turn to the left, leading to the 82-foot lift hill. The largest drop on the ride comes immediately after the train reaches the top of the lift hill, which is then followed by a slight turn to the left. Two small hills are encountered, before a large ascent that is followed by a wide-banked turn to the left and a small drop. There is a slight turn to the right followed by a large drop. There is another ascent that leads into a large U-turn to the right. There is another drop and ascent, followed by another turn to the right. A third grouping of a drop and ascent is encountered, followed this time by a turn to the left. A large drop is followed by a series of small hills, which lead into a rough turn to the left that includes changes in elevation. There is another series of drops and rises, followed by a slight turn to the right and the brake run, parallel to the lift hill. A small drop follows the brake run, which in turn leads into the station.

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