|While we may not celebrate the arrival of new lumber like we did in 1951, you can still bet that new lumber is always arriving for Comet each off-season.|
|Lots of new wood in the station roof which also supports a large turnaround. Something just doesn't feel right this time of year not hearing and feeling the coaster train rumble overhead.|
|Comet's lift hill had many of it's diagonal supports replaced for 2014.|
|Look closely on the right rail of the track and you will find some re-tracking! To the left you can see some new wood on Comet's superstructure.|
|Several track ledgers were replaced to maintain a smooth ride.|
|Several hand railings were replaced so we can provide our dedicated maintenance team much needed security when inspecting and working on the track each morning. Once the weather breaks we can get started on painting.|
|Just for fun, here is a rare view of Comet's layout. The blue tarp on the bottom right is an ongoing project on Comet's final brake run.|
|A closer look at the main brake run where an abundance of structural improvements continue to be made. Don't worry, everything will be ready for May 10th!|
Welcome Back! At least that walk wasn't as treacherous as our Ravine Flyer II re-tracking exploration! As you can see, Comet is far from a "Set It and Forget It" kind of ride as new lumber is always being integrated into the structure every year which actually makes the vast majority of the Comet much less than 63 years old. Now go out and impress the world with all of your new wooden coaster knowledge! Be sure to debunk all of those outrageous rumors that wooden coasters are old and rickety!
PS: The Countdown is on! Exactly TWO months until Opening Day!