Kennywood announces Phantom's Revenge for 2001 (updated)
Posted Thursday, August 10, 2000 11:53 AM | Contributed by Seven-of-9
Kennywoods new coaster, Phantom's Revenge, was revealed today as the replacement for Steel Phantom. According to the park's spokeswoman, the first two drop will be retained, but will have no inversions. It is expected to reach speeds of 85 mph. The chassis of the coaster and the location of the loading station will also remain part of the Phantom's Revenge.
D.H. Morgan will design the new track, which will be 200 feet longer, bringing the total length to 3,200 feet. It is also said the a camelback hump will be added between the first 2 drops, as well as a tunnel.
This is the second time that Kennywood has revamped an exisiting coaster. The first being the Pippin (built in 1924), which was redesigned in 1968 and emerged as the famous Thunderbolt.
Fans of the Steel Phantom have until Labor Day to get their final ride.
Kennywood seems to be trying to make as many people happy as they can, with a kean sense of what to preserve.
They have done a great job with Lake Compounce in Connecticut. They have built an amazing coaster in Boulder Dash, and expect they are trying to make the Phantom into a more exciting ride that more people can say they love.
Exterminator is a great example of putting some great theming into a ride, instead of just having spinning wild mouse just out in the open.
I'll wait for my chance to ride the Phantom's Revenge and hope that it's everything that Kennywood would like it to become.
It's great that they are trying to save the spirit of the Phantom instead of closing it down like DrachenFire at BGW. This is what happens when a ride is too rough for most people. It doesn't matter if it's the best or most intense ride you've ever been on, if not enough people ride, this is what can happen.
Has someone tried putting Steel Phantom's specs into Tycoon and running the park with the crowd numbers that might be currently riding, and have to decide whether to keep the ride operating?
I like Cedar Point and Millennium Force as well, but if you "really don't care" or are just here to compare Kennywood to Cedar Point/King's Island or another Ohio park (which is unfair anyway, being that Kennywood's really a traditional amusement park, and Cedar Point has seemed to stray from that), you shouldn't be commenting in this thread.
We like Kennywood. We like Steel Phantom. And most of us are excited about the new ride.
If you don't like it, don't come here. Please.
------------- How dare you vanquish the Steel Phantom without his consent? Fear the Phantom's Revenge.
I'm glad that people are finally coming to their senses here! Kennywood has once again done a fantastic job of blending old and new in order to please people, yet still there's a fight against the park!
So many factors are still able to change as the layout progresses that we should only regard this announcement as preliminary. I'm fully expecting another announcement in early January, but if it dosen't happen, I won't come to these forums and gripe about it!
Long live Phantom's Revenge!
------------- Phantom's Revenge: The Legend Lives On