adds new pictures of Kennywood and Riverview Park

Posted Friday, July 13, 2001 4:50 AM | Contributed by ßruce adds new pictures of Kennywood and Riverview Park. Galaxi, Dragon Wagon, and Phantom's Revenge are some of the newly added pictures.

Friday, July 13, 2001 5:06 AM
The Phantom's Revenge looks better than ever thanks to these photos. You can clearly see how fast it's going at the end of the ride just by looking at the rider's faces in this photo; Looks like airtime territory to me.

Long live the Steel Phantom.
Friday, July 13, 2001 6:12 AM
I hope my own pictures turn out as well. PR is truly a great coaster, and the 2nd half is very insane.

Batwing-Bow Down
Friday, July 13, 2001 8:40 AM
Sweet, My first News Item!

"Bathroom 1 looks too intense for me"-Ed Markey
Friday, July 13, 2001 12:53 PM
How did you do that?
Friday, July 13, 2001 1:39 PM
PR is short but insane, it's just crazy
Saturday, July 14, 2001 1:35 PM
Saturday, July 14, 2001 1:37 PM
Just out of curiosity, I am pretty sure that Steel Phantom had a few inversions... when the coaster was transformed to Phantom's Revenge, why didn't it include any inversions? I am guessing that it is because the coaster's new track was built by Morgan Manufacturing, which is a company that I dont think makes rollercoasters with inversions... but I'm not sure... anyone know why the new coaster lost its inversions? *** This post was edited by Username on 7/14/2001. ***
Saturday, July 14, 2001 1:57 PM
What a pleasant surprise to find this posting. Thanks to Bruce for putting this item here!

I am glad that you enjoyed the Phantom's Revenge pictures. I believe Revenge is a huge improvement over the original. It kept the best elements (that great ravine plunge and Thunderbolt proximity) and improved on them. The ride is very strong, but smooth and pleasurable. And the airtime (any seat) is amazing!

Kennywood is now "loopless" and frankly, I don't care. Inversions do not a good coaster make!

Since someone bragged about my site..... let me do some myself.... ran a photo essay this week about coasters and they mentioned Another nice surprise.

Finally, a little teaser: Here are the next parks will be adding (in no particular order)

Holiday World
Big Chief Karts and Coasters
Little A-Merrick-A
Sea World of Texas
Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

I am working as hard as possible on these new pictures, so look for them in the next few weeks.

Joel Rogers Webmaster
Saturday, July 14, 2001 7:28 PM
Thanks for the pictures! I have to get on this ride for sure! Seems like a good time to use my free tickets for Kennywood! :)
Sunday, July 15, 2001 4:58 PM
Well gang........

I just finished the Holiday World pictures. Enjoy!

(One park down -- Five to go)

Here is the address for the Time Photo Essay on coasters:

Joel Rogers Webmaster
Sunday, July 15, 2001 9:01 PM
Phantoms Revenge does not have inversions because this is why the steel phantom lost ridership, because the loops were rough and when u put loops on a coaster you lose half the riders. Hypercoasters and loops don't mix very well this is why phantoms revenge doesn't have inversions because it would make the ride too rough. want to know more about kennywood and phantoms revenge go to

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