Lake Compounce announces triple-launched Phobia Phear roller coaster

Posted Friday, July 10, 2015 3:20 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Lake Compounce Amusement Park unveiled plans for a new roller coaster Friday morning at the park. The roller coaster's theme is fear, turning riders upside-down 150 feet in the air, through an enclosed space and around several turns at a speed reaching 65 MPH, according to Lake Compounce officials.

Read more from The Hartford Courant and Hartford Business.

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Friday, July 10, 2015 3:50 PM

They really didn't need to spell it like that; phor phuck's sake

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Friday, July 10, 2015 4:11 PM

So why are these things (seemingly) so popular? Are they cheap? Is it the small footprint (which maybe leads to the cheapness)? Boomerangs seem like they're super marketable, super cheap, and super compact. B:TR's are also marketable and their main prevalence was championed by a single company. I don't get what's the draw for the 3 different companies that have/are going to put one of these things in.

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Friday, July 10, 2015 4:13 PM

It's probably because they're really good rides with a minimal physical footprint.

The Maurer Skyloops (http://rcdb.com/r.htm?ot=2&mo=8447) are fairly horrible IMHO.

These, on the other hand, are awesome.

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Friday, July 10, 2015 4:54 PM

These are the new impulse coaster, imo.

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Friday, July 10, 2015 5:09 PM

I thought Tempesto was a really fun ride. I say plop 'em down everywhere.

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Friday, July 10, 2015 5:44 PM

2015 sky rocket 2 count: 3

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Friday, July 10, 2015 5:49 PM

Uh...what?

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Friday, July 10, 2015 5:51 PM

Why look: koolcat tossed us up some word salad.

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Friday, July 10, 2015 6:05 PM

I'm excited for it. It's awesome that we're getting a lapbars-only version. A custom layout would have been great, but it's still exciting to have any premier coaster in CT.

And josh I agree these do seem to be the new impulse, but with a bit more too them.

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Friday, July 10, 2015 7:00 PM

Interesting. I significantly prefer the impulses to these guys. Especially the models with holding brakes (are any still running with holding brakes active?). I get that they're small and probably relatively cheap, but I didn't think they (SFDK's anyway) was that good and the capacity was pretty bad.

What's so bad about the skyloops?

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Friday, July 10, 2015 9:29 PM

Andy, I can't speak for any others, but Possessed at Dorney still has an active holding brake on the straight spike.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 8:58 AM

Spelling a word wrong in a title or name is just plain wrong! Kause I said so. Oh-wait.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 2:28 PM

^Perhaps you should be the spokesperson for a different....ummmm, cause....

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 4:27 PM

Just be Kause.

:-p

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Sunday, July 12, 2015 6:06 PM

I really loved Sky Rocket, I love Premier coasters, glad they're getting more work, and already loved LC. Bring it on!

I really need to ride Tempesto.

Last edited by Tekwardo, Sunday, July 12, 2015 6:09 PM
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Sunday, July 12, 2015 6:40 PM

For all of you saying they are cheap, they really aren't. Apparently Phobia Phear Coaster, which I somehow got through spellcheck, costs 8 million. That's Rmc money and while they aren't really expensive, that isn't that cheap, especially since they run 1 train and 800ft of track.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015 8:08 PM

jonnytips said:

They really didn't need to spell it like that; phor phuck's sake

The name is stupid and nonsensical, ignoring it's misspelling. But it's whatever.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015 11:36 PM

I'm sure it's more of a space issue than a cost issue. LC wants something high thrills, highly marketable, and they don't want to take up too much space. And lets face it, this will be a win with the public. There's nothing else like it in the area and it can be (legitimately) marketed as such. I'd be disappointed if Cedar Point got one, for sure, but I'd understand, capacity issues aside.

As for Phobia Phear, is that really any different than Phoenix Phall Phunfest. We all let that one slide, don't we? Perhaps it's just because it's so easy to say "PPP."

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Monday, July 13, 2015 12:53 AM

Spel Chek Yoosually Letz U Bye If U Yoos Capps.

I don't mind the misspell as much as I do the repetitious redundancy.

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