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Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters debut new custom train design for Comet at Hersheypark

Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc., exhibiting for the 100th time at IAAPA Expo, debut a new custom train design for the most historic roller coaster at Hersheypark, Comet!


Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters debut new custom train design for Comet at Hersheypark

The Comet at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania is receiving a brand new set of classy trains in 2024 from Philadelphia Toboggan Coaster. One of the lead cars—with COMET stamped on the front—will grace the familiar wooden coaster for a smooth ride.


“We're just excited that it's been a wonderful adventure. And I'd said before, and I can say I love building this style car,” says Thomas D. Rebbie, president and CEO of PTC.

Rebbie is particularly proud of this roller coaster train style, as its design is one of his first crowning achievements since starting at PTC. Rebbie says the partnership between Hersheypark and PTC spans 75 years.


The Comet was built by PTC in May of 1946, and is of notable importance as a standing legacy of both Hersheypark and the Hershey company’s founder. Laura Woodburn Krolczyk, assistant general manager of Hersheypark, is proud of the Comet’s role in Hersheypark history, and excited about how PTC has styled the new trains.



Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters debut new custom train design for Comet at Hersheypark

“It was the last ride our founder Milton S. Hershey selected,” says Woodburn Krolczyk. “So this ride has had a lot of different color treatments, different themes from green trains, red trains, black trains, blue trains.”


The new trains sport a shimmering comet that will streak down the side of the trains as they coast over the wooden structure.


“Tom and his team have created an absolutely stunning new set of trains for us with a gold elements with the metal flake in the paint. That star screaming across the track, it's gonna look absolutely stunning in Hersheypark,” gloats Woodburn Krolczyk.


Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters debut new custom train design for Comet at Hersheypark

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