Phantom's Revenge track pics at Kennywood Boulevard

Posted Friday, January 12, 2001 4:06 PM | Contributed by cernelli

Track for Phantom's Revenge began arriving on Tuesday in Kennywood's parking lot. There are several sections of track as well as a few supports sitting there. Pictures of the track and supports have been posted on the pictures page of Kennywood Boulevard.

Link: Kennywood Boulevard

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Friday, January 12, 2001 4:08 PM
What a striking coaster this is going to be!

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Friday, January 12, 2001 4:24 PM
john peck's avatar I was thinking that Morgan was going to fabricate the track to look like Arrows Style...guess not. Looks like we will know first hand where the Arrow track ends and Morgans begins.
Friday, January 12, 2001 4:41 PM
I don't know about that completely. They have to make it the same gauge or else the coaster will not go together (but that is common sense). The design is a little bit different now. It is more of a wait until they actually have the track attached before we will know. It is unfair to say they fabricated it differently now or anytime until we see it against the Arrow track.
Friday, January 12, 2001 4:54 PM
I really like the look of that drop. It looks awesome. Ive ridden on a drop similar to it but it was on Alpengeist which has just about the same drop except it just keeps turning to under lift hill.

CP in 2002, get to the point.
*** This post was edited by SmArtAce on 1/12/2001. ***
Friday, January 12, 2001 10:44 PM
This things gonna be wicked, and smartace i was wondering why talon and x-flight are in your track record? lol Nick likes poo
Saturday, January 13, 2001 4:02 AM
john peck's avatar I mean style only, which is entirely different than old the Arrow track, Dragon.

Now you all know that Phantoms Rev. will keep the original lift hill and drop....don't you
Saturday, January 13, 2001 4:38 AM
I like the colours!! Anyone got construction photo's of Wildfire as I love B&M sitdowns!!!
Saturday, January 13, 2001 6:15 AM
Sure the coaster colors look great and the first drop looks impressive. The real question is will this coaster live up to the old Phantom and become one of the top ten best coaster's to ride. I guess we will have to wait and see.
Saturday, January 13, 2001 4:31 PM
Looks good. A Must Ride for me.
Saturday, January 13, 2001 5:41 PM
Maybe he has a time machine and has ridden them already.. ever think about that??? :)
Saturday, January 13, 2001 6:43 PM
Well joey i wonder the same about you myself. I dont remember you ever going to islands of adventure.

CP in 2002, get to the point.
Saturday, January 13, 2001 7:04 PM
It looks like they don't have that little hump before the 230 foot drop.

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Saturday, January 13, 2001 9:59 PM
I'm glad to see this happening to the "old" Phantom, although I find it strange that Kennywood will be without a looping coaster for the first time since, when, the late 70's/early 80's?

I remember riding the Phantom in 1995 or 1996, and I remember it being two good drops and an assortment of rough inversions. This modification of the coaster seems like an extremely smart move on Kennywood's part, as they will be getting what is essentially a new coaster for what will probably be much less in terms of cost. The ride looks to be a bit on the short side but it could very well pack as big a punch as other Morgan hyper coasters such as Steel Force.

Nice to finally see some pics of progress being made on the coaster!
Sunday, January 14, 2001 4:32 AM
The Steel phantoms 1st and 2nd drop were the best of any hyper.Now the rest of it will be good too,and it will make it on the top ten list.
Sunday, January 14, 2001 8:59 AM
Kennywood needs inversions.
Sunday, January 14, 2001 1:40 PM

Britneyguy Area 360 goes up side down it think.

How high si this ride supposed to be. And when

are the plans going to be released. I like the

track a lot.
Sunday, January 14, 2001 2:04 PM
Yep. Aero 360 does send riders upside-down.

Phantom's Revenge will be the same height as Steel Phantom - 160 feet tall. The second drop, which we know is the longest, was originally supposed to be lengthened by five feet. However, judging by Kennywood's Phantom's Revenge page ( ), it'll only be extended three feet, reaching a maximum speed of 82 miles per hour.

If I remember correctly, the exact plans were supposed to be released sometime this month. No word yet, though. (One would have to think that, since track is already being manufactured, the plans are indeed finished.)

Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Sunday, January 14, 2001 5:52 PM
Kennywood needs inversions, but I won't miss those rough Phantom loops!

Remember the old recording? "Welcome to the Laser Loop......"

Joel Rogers
Webmaster, CoasterGallery *** This post was edited by CaptainJoel on 1/15/2001. ***
Sunday, January 14, 2001 7:52 PM
Can some please explain to em why the coaster is not going to be a record braker.

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