Any news on Phantoms Revenge?

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 9:28 PM
I haven't heard much of any news out of Kennywood since it opened for the season. I was there over this past weekend and Phantom's Revenge had a section of track under a tarp towards the back part of the ride. I was wondering if it has opened since or if anyone knew what the problem is. I really feel no need to post a full trip report or anything, but feel this might be worth bringing up since not much discussion about the park has gone on as of late.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005 9:30 PM
Opened back up Monday.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005 10:17 PM
I had no idea, glad it will be up for my visit on Sunday!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005 10:19 PM
it's open now, just a little technical difficulties thats all.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005 11:01 PM
Uh, 1) As an employee of the park, you could get in trouble for discussing these things, and 2) You clearly don't know the reason why it was down, so I don't understand why you felt compelled to mention it in the first place.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2005 12:43 PM
i didn't say what was wrong with it i just said technical difficulties. Thats the excuse they tell us to tell people when they ask that question. And yes i do know what was wrong with it thank you very much!
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Wednesday, May 18, 2005 12:55 PM
Actually, anytime something goes wrong it could be considered 'technical difficulty'...

PGH Steeler never claimed to know what was wrong here. Yeesh.

Regardless, I can't wait to get up there to ride this summer. I know it was painted in the off season, and with the park's new entrance, this should be a good year for Kennywood.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005 3:03 PM
PR was painted this offseason? Its only three years old.

And PGH_Steeler didn't give out any specifics, he was fine in what he said.

Its open now, move on.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005 10:04 PM
Actually, believe it or not, this will be the fifth season for PR (it opened in 2001).
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Wednesday, May 18, 2005 11:05 PM
Phantom you need to calm down.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2005 11:38 PM
PR wasn't painted, and I wouldn't call what was wrong with it "technical" in any manner. It was, however, a difficulty, so you're 50% right. :)
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Thursday, May 19, 2005 11:20 PM
technical difficulty is just a saying to me. rather it's "technical" or not. I always say that.
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Friday, May 20, 2005 12:01 AM
I love how the reason for the ride being down is a big secret. Me personally, if I'm gonna ride something that has been down, I like to know why before I ride. Why is this anyway? Is it because if they say whats wrong they are afraid people won't ride? why hide the truth from the GP? *** Edited 5/20/2005 4:02:16 AM UTC by lakecrystal***
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Friday, May 20, 2005 12:35 AM
Glad you are admitting that you spew off BS to the GP at the park (and now the people on this website). Its cool with me if you just say nothing in the future. I'd rather have nothing said than 'technical difficulties' in a situation where it doesn't apply.
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Friday, May 20, 2005 1:05 AM

kpjb said:
PR wasn't painted

I thought I read on the news here that it was being painted as well as the new entrance being built? Oh well, not that it matters.

I'll still be there to ride it at some point this summer. Gotta remind myself why its my #1.

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Friday, May 20, 2005 8:46 AM
The only thing I heard of them possibly repainting this year was the PittFall, but I'm not even sure that got done, kpjb would be able to tell ya.
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Friday, May 20, 2005 9:10 AM

Word said:
Glad you are admitting that you spew off BS to the GP at the park (and now the people on this website). Its cool with me if you just say nothing in the future. I'd rather have nothing said than 'technical difficulties' in a situation where it doesn't apply.

Take it easy. I think thats a pretty common thing for ride ops to say, as no ride op is to ever tell a guest why a ride has broken or isn't operating. No big deal, thats not for guests to know.

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Friday, May 20, 2005 12:03 PM
Thank you coasterfanmatt. KW has a rule. Never talk to media if something happens at the park and never tell the guests anything even if there is nothing wrong with the ride. Some lady hurt her back on a ride the other day and we were waiting for first aid and people were in line and on the ride wanting to know why they were just sittin there and we couldn't tell them. We just say there is a hold in operation and we will be running soon. You're never suppose to talk about what goes on behind the scenes in the park. Tecnichal or not technical. Besides it's not that big of a deal. The Phantom is back open end of descussion.
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Friday, May 20, 2005 1:53 PM
I was at Canada'a Wonderland once while the Mindbender was shut down. The representative told me it was closed because a "coon" was up there in the station and it was crapping everywhere. I asked twice to make sure I heard correctly. Nobody could catch him and he was hiding in beams or something like that. I saw the animal control truck so I assume his story was at least partially true.

Anyhow, I've always prefered that excuse over "technical difficulties."

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Friday, May 20, 2005 3:01 PM
The reason that the park doesn't tell people is because you wouldn't understand anyway. What's the point? You're not an engineer anyway.
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