Monday, June 12, 2000 7:26 PM
There is one huge advantage with the GP hating Steel Phantom, the lines are practically non-existent! 5 minutes was about the longest me and my buddy Joe waited on Friday. We were able to get 52 rides in on that day, the ride ops even stamped our hands with that "52 inches" stamp because of it :). After that, we still had time for Aero 360, Pitfall several times, and Enterprise before closing. sniff, SP, i love you man!
Monday, June 12, 2000 8:38 PM
Man, do I wish I could find the time to get out to Kennywood and ride this thing. It is going to be a shame that I probably will never be able to experience this ride. Heck, since I have never ridden it I might just break down and head out there by myself in September and experience it. But if I dont R.I.P. Steel Phantom.
Tuesday, June 13, 2000 5:06 AM
52 consecutive rides?!?!?!? ouch!! Your head must of hurt pretty bad after a while!! Those inversions just kill me!
Tuesday, June 13, 2000 8:46 AM
"Or What" :)
Steel Phantom lines have been light this year, but I don't WANT to ride it that many times! Ouch!
More power to you if you like it, but that's not for me.
Now, 52 rides on JACKRABBIT would be a different story :)
Tuesday, June 13, 2000 9:32 AM
I'm totally with you on that one Greg! (Jackrabbit)
Tuesday, June 13, 2000 1:26 PM
Steel Phanto just takes some getting used to! Once you know where the bumps are and you can anticipate for them. I've only rode it 7 times in a row and I was fine after.
Tuesday, June 13, 2000 2:17 PM
I was at Kennywood the same Friday and had a great ride on the Phantom. Not too rough.
You want rough? Try the Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park, last seat in the train. My spine hurts from my neck down to the middle of my back. Still a good ride, though. 8 walk-ons in a row! Worth the pain.
*** This post was edited by Jim B. on 6/13/2000. ***
Tuesday, June 13, 2000 7:56 PM
I rode it the first or second year it was open.Its just to bad the park wasn't bigger.
This coaster will be missed.
Wednesday, June 14, 2000 4:32 PM
Well i dont know about you, but i cant understand why people think its so rough. The horsecollars aren't hard, and the layout is intense, smooth and inventive! All 52 rides that day, and i am being VERY serious here, my head never TOUCHED the restraints! Hands were up, and i was feelin good! The thing about Steel Phantom, is that when you ride it you get so much into the physical power and exhilaration of it, you just crave more! I swear this thing is keeping me in shape!
Those who've ridden Mindbender at West Edmonton Mall, you know what im talking about ;)
By the way, after riding steel phantom almost 100 times this season so far, i've got "steel phantom calluses(sp)!" now THAT is a sign of a great coaster!
Thursday, June 15, 2000 6:11 AM
Wait a minute, if you experienced minimal to zero headbanging, and your hands were up the whole time, where did you get calluses (sp?)? On second thought, dont answer that, this is a family forum. Seriously though, what is the admission for KW? I happen to like Arrow coasters and would like to try SP at least once for myself.
Thursday, June 15, 2000 10:35 AM
Well actually they were on my shoulder blades, but enough about that. It's $18.95 for weekdays, and something like $22 on weekends. Take my advice and go on weekdays, many benefits. Yeah there's something like a good Arrow multi-looper that makes them have that special charm :)
Thursday, June 15, 2000 1:20 PM
everyone, stop complaining about roughness. Rough is good. And you dont know what rough is anyway, unless you rodethe old Rattler at fiesta texas before they changed it. It was so rough that 7 people broke there nech on it. So people stop the complaints.So I would have to agee with MF and my ride count in a row on SP is 32 and I was fine after to just maybe a little dizzy.
Thursday, June 15, 2000 1:28 PM
Well Ed Im gonna have to agree with you here and say that yes the 52 rides were very great. As for the people that complain about the roughness I would have to say putting your hands up is the best way to make the ride much more enjoyable and smooth. Thanks for the rides Dude!
Thursday, June 15, 2000 1:38 PM
Jason... everyone likes different things. You might not agree, but it's no reason to be hostile toward anyone or say that they're "complaining."
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