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Thrill for the ages

Antique Comet still thrilling riders at Great Escape

It's hands up for Andrea Passannante of Long Island, as she and her family ride the fearsome Comet roller coaster at the Great Escape in Queensbury. Along for the adventure are daughter Valerie, (next to Andrea); husband John and daughter Alexandra in the second row of seats; and daughter Veronica and friend Megan Ryan in the back seats. Photo courtesy Great Escape.
It's hands up for Andrea Passannante of Long Island, as she and her family ride the fearsome Comet roller coaster at the Great Escape in Queensbury. Along for the adventure are daughter Valerie, (next to Andrea); husband John and daughter Alexandra in the second row of seats; and daughter Veronica and friend Megan Ryan in the back seats. Photo courtesy Great Escape.
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Rock me. Sock me. Drop me. Shake me. The Comet will accommodate all four requests, and score the usual wails of terror. We all scream for ice cream during the summer, but some of us scream a little louder for roller coasters. The celebrated, celestial wooden coaster at the Great Escape amusement park in Queensbury belts in the brave and bold every summer. Spokeswoman Rebecca Close said the 87-year-old coaster is the park’s star attraction; ...

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