Anyone know something about this coaster?

Tuesday, October 7, 2003 12:00 PM
Check it out here.

Its the Meyers Lake Park Comet. Obviously, not much information is available... and even fewer pictures, as it seems.

From what I have been told, it is a Schmeck coaster, very much in the spirit of the San Antonio Rocket/Knoebels Phoenix. Supposedly, the profile of the ride very much resembles the Knoebels classic, right down to the double up/double down hill, except that the layout varies slightly (the first turn is outside of the third turn, instead of it being the other way around as it is on the Rocket/Phoenix, and the ride ended with three speed hills instead of four).

Does anyone know anything about this "lost" brother of the Knoebels coaster we all know and love?

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-Rob
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*** This post was edited by Rob Ascough 10/7/2003 4:01:25 PM ***

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Wednesday, October 8, 2003 11:56 AM
Maybe you know about this already but a Meyers Lake website is here

Two videos are available. This one and this one. I haven't watched them so who knows if there is any Comet info.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2003 12:13 PM
No, I didn't know about that... I'm going to have to check it out. Thanks!

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 11:59 AM
Gosh, Rob...I assumed you knew everything ;)

mOOSH [tries never to assume...]

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 12:11 PM
As Bart Simpson once said: What I don't know could fill a warehouse.

I tend to spend a lot of time here because I WANT to know everything ;)

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 12:13 PM
There are a few people around here who do know everything.

Unfortunately, i'm not one of them :(

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Flying Scooter coming soon!

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 12:15 PM
I never try to act that way... nothing worse than a coaster know-it-all.

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 12:54 PM
As my algabra teacher from high school (that was 20 years ago!) once said: "People who think they know everything are truely annoying to those of us who do."

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 1:10 PM
Just discovered that there are also two books on Meyers Lake, both by Jeffrey D. Brown and Raymond D. Fete.

Meyers Lake Revisited

Meyers Lake: A Second Look.

The Columbus library has copies - a lot good that'll do ya!
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Flying Scooter coming soon!

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 1:20 PM
Meyers Lake was my home park before it closed. The Comet was my first non-kiddie coaster. The Phoenix at Knoebels remainds me of it. The layout is similar. The Comet was taller. It was build the year after the Phoenix. The videos contain on ride footage of the Comet. It's very sad to drive by what used to be the amusement park and see only condos now.
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Friday, October 10, 2003 7:35 AM
Too bad I'm not closer to Columbus! I'll have to see if a library around here has a copy, or knows where I can find one.

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Friday, October 10, 2003 7:42 AM
Meyers Lake Revisited - Out of thirteen catalogued copies, there are no libraries outside of Ohio that have one.

Meyers Lake, A Second Look - There are eleven catalogued copies. Nine are in Ohio, one is in Tacoma, Wa, and one is in North Carolina.

Try to ask your local public library to borrow a copy on Inter-Library Loan (ILL) on your behalf, Rob.

Working in a library is fun!

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Friday, October 10, 2003 8:04 AM
Thanks so much for looking into that for me! I'll have to see if I can "borrow" a copy, although I wonder if there is a way to obtain copies of those books for my own collection?

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Friday, October 10, 2003 8:43 AM
I came across a used copy of Meyers Lake Revisited in "good" condition. Cost $65.

I'm still trying to get a copy of the Conneaut book.

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Friday, October 10, 2003 9:09 AM
Where did you come across it? Ebay? Aside from Gunther Hall, I don't know of any places out there that specialize in coaster- and amusement-related items and memorabilia.

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Friday, October 10, 2003 9:19 AM
Rob - Google likes you. It wants to be friends. ;)
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Friday, October 10, 2003 10:33 AM
I've always used Yahoo, but I guess another friend couldn't hurt! It amazes me how many "amusement" things are out there that hardly anyone knows about. Or things that *I* don't know about!

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-Rob (usually in the dark)
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Friday, October 10, 2003 12:08 PM
I looked it up on Amazon but its for sale through an independent store.
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