How does Phantom's Morgon and Arrow merge?

Thursday, September 6, 2001 12:52 PM
How does Phantom's Morgon and Arrow merge? Like, is there any different feeling, or a bump when the two tracks meet?
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Thursday, September 6, 2001 1:01 PM
There is no pronounced difference felt when riding it.  (Maybe those who have ridden it dozens of times can tell.)

The visual difference isn't much either.  Here is a drop with both Arrow and Morgan track:

http://www.coastergallery.com/2000/KW28.html

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Thursday, September 6, 2001 1:01 PM
It is completely undetectable on the ride. It happens a few feet into the second (and largest) drop. The transition is visible but only to the trained eye. There is also a slight difference in the color of the paint from the Arrow track to the Morgan track.

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Thursday, September 6, 2001 2:52 PM
Here's a better picture of the changeover. As you can see, they just welded together.  You can't feel the transition at all...

 http://www.gregleg.com/coastershrine/Kennywood/images/prevenge/4-2-track-difference.jpg
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Thursday, September 6, 2001 4:04 PM

jdancisin said:
There is also a slight difference in the color of the paint from the Arrow track to the Morgan track.

You noticed that too? Good, I thought maybe I was just seeing things. The Arrow track is a brighter green and Morgan track is more "creamy". BTW, like the sig, that movie is funny.

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Thursday, September 6, 2001 4:12 PM
does anybody know why morgan did'nt replace all the track and make new trains?

arrow probably is'nt to happy with this

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Thursday, September 6, 2001 4:15 PM
Because Kennywood didn't ask them to. It's all about the money.

Unless some weird contract was sign (which obviously was not the case), Arrow has no say in what Kennywood does or does not do with Steel Phantom. With the way it performed in its later years, I'll bet Kennywood has a few choice words to say about Arrow.

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Thursday, September 6, 2001 4:35 PM
Another visible difference are the supports, they change to more cylinder-like.

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Thursday, September 6, 2001 5:03 PM
I really want to ride that coaster, and didn't get a chance to make it there this year. Hope to next year. The reviews I have read about this ride  I am sure that Morgan did an excellent job with The Phantoms Revenge.
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Thursday, September 6, 2001 5:08 PM
Yes, the transisition is as smooth as glass.  Plus, if you ride in the very last seat and when you start to go down the drop, some massive airtime there!  Just put your hands up though.;)
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