Queensbury in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Believe It! The Comet
But wait! The Comet goes back further. Most of the steel structure, including this lattice-work station, dates back to 1927 when Crystal Beach built the grand-daddy of all coasters, the Cyclone! Packed with spiraling drops and twisting track, the Cyclone terrorized riders until 1946. It was then dismantled and its structure used to build the Comet.
After four decades of thrills, the Comet was silenced; Crystal Beach closed in 1989. Purchased at the auction, the coaster was dismantled, moved here, then rebuilt. In 1994, the "King of the Hills" reopened, promising thrills for a new generation.
- Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence -
Erected 1998 by Western New York Coaster Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment
Location. 43° 21.083′ N, 73° 41.104′ W. Marker is in Queensbury, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on the grounds of Six Flags Great Escape amusement park at the boarding station for the ride. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1172 US Route 9, Queensbury NY 12804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Comet (a few steps from this marker); This is "Porcellino" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Five Mile Run (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blind Rock (approx. 1.2 miles away); French Mtn. Hamlet (approx. 1.4 miles away); Military Road (approx. 1˝ miles away); Col. Williams Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Colonel Ephraim Williams, Jr. (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queensbury.
Also see . . . Cyclone / Comet Ride History - You Tube. (Submitted on August 29, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.