More Phantom's Revenge Babble

Thursday, October 5, 2000 4:42 PM
I am curious as to how the PR layout (it may not be the actual layout but lets assume that it is close for this post) can be considered a clone of any existing coaster? I have heard it compared to MF, Magnum, etc. Sure, certain elements are similar but what other coaster has a 160 ft hill followed by a double up leading to a 230 ft drop leading into a roughly 200 ft diameter helix which drops 120 ft into a 230 ft tunnel? Just the fact that it will continue to be the only hyper/ravine coaster in the world makes it unique.
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 4:57 PM
I was actually hoping for some more bunny hop hills. The double-up before the 230 foot dive will be interesting, but after that, it looks like the ride will be pretty much devoid of airtime. I still think 3200 feet is way too short for a hyper coaster. But I suppose I should ride it before I criticize it. As for comparisons with other rides, I do agree that the layout itself looks pretty unique.
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 5:11 PM
The layout is very unique. I don't really see any similarities to any other coaster out there. I think it is the first Hyper steel terrain coaster (correct me if I'am wrong). Based on the layout we have seen it looks like they could have done more after the tunnel. Maybe they are, the diagram is not real clear in that section. I agree that it seems short but I think it will be non stop speed. I can't wait to ride it!
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 6:35 PM
The layouts we've seen so far show very little in the way of detail. Kennywood has said there WILL be bunny hills in the back section, which they're referring to as "the alley". Until I see the coaster itself, I'm NOT dismissing the coaster as "lacking for airtime..."


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