What changed, besides the paint job, on the Steel Phantom, when it became Phantom's Revenge, at Kennywood?
Pretty much the entire ride.
Steel Phantom was a large Arrow multilooper. Over-the-shoulder restraints, 4 inversions (vertical loop, boomerang, single corkscrew). As seems to be typical for Arrows of the late 80's and early 90's, it aged poorly, and was regarded as very rough.
Phantom's Revenge uses new lapbar restraints, and removes all the inversions in favor of a different layout that offers speed and downright violent airtime. The elements that remained the same are the station, lift, first drop, and climb into second drop. After that, the ride takes a rather different path.
The new ride is FAR superior to the old, in my opinion, to the point where depending on my mood I could put PR as my #1 coaster.
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