Phantom's Revenge trains on-site at Kennywood

Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2001 7:17 AM | Contributed by GregLeg

On Monday, Kennywood PR directory Mary Lou Rosemeyer was kind enough to take some coaster fans on another site tour. The highlight of the tour was the new trains, which had arrived that morning (Mary Lou herself hadn't even seen them yet).

Pictures from this tour have been posted at GregLeg's site.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 8:04 AM
The cars look retro!

The lapbars look really odd.. Would they be able to accomodate all types of people?
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 8:19 AM
The cars for sure look awesome, a kinda classic feel!
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 8:32 AM
Yeah, about those lapbars.....

I assume from the look of them, they don't 'lock' into anything (I don't see a buckle for the bar itself, only the belt). That's what the separate seatbelt is for. The trains look extremely roomy. Almost recliner-like. Is it just an illusion? Guess we'll find out when it opens.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 8:33 AM
I can't wait to ride. I think this is going to be a great ride with not a dead spot to be found. I hope they leave the trench like it is. Looks like it will make you feel squeezed in as you go through there.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 9:01 AM
You know what would have been nice? If they could have designed the trains in the minimalist style that B&M, and Intamin uses. Imagine flying down that drop in one of those!
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 11:39 AM
This better be open for the day after Memorail Day. It's Norwin's School Picnic which I'm going.
If your planning on going this time. Don't go it's really crowded because of this.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 11:55 AM
Hey raptorfan00. I am an alumni of norwin.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 12:12 PM
Good for Morgan... I was worried we'd get the giant box cars!

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 12:39 PM
I was thinking the same thing.

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Coasters- a little slice of heaven
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 1:29 PM
I don't really see the colors working for me, but the trains do resemble futuristic bathtubs...

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.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 1:45 PM
Cool jdancisin. Did you go to Middle School East or West?
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 1:57 PM
Hi-tech bathtubs.... is it me or do these trains seem to sit way close the the ground? Wonderful pics, gregleg!!!

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In the wake of Timothy Thomas; "All we have to fear, is fear itself..." --Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 4:36 PM
Anyone realise this lapber desighn could be used on an invert, or a floorless? :)

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id rather be on a coaster.....
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 4:39 PM
Only thing that concerns me... getting stabled into the seat with one of those lap bars... MAN that could hurt the side of the thighs....

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MF 2000 - 269 laps

MF 2001 - Double digits already and it's only the second day of the season... :)
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 4:59 PM
Actually, the Phantom ran today a few times, see my forum post for more about that. (Strange fact: no pull through... talk about confidence!)

The lap bars seem more like a "secondary restraint"... when the president of Kennywood rode today, it was the seat belt that was primarily holding him in; with the lap bar fully lowered it still gave him a good few inches for some good airtime!

This ride is FAST, even on the very first run... no chance for a rollback, in fact the train came in to the station so fast that the check brakes had to be set to their highest pressure possible just to do their job.

Quite a thrill just to watch!

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Could you describe the ruckus?
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 5:18 PM
they say they will use these along with a type of shoulder harness on X.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 5:26 PM
Nope, Coasterfreak52. The restraints for X are the new type of Arrow OTSR. No lap bar. Check it out:
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/news/news.asp?NewsID=973
The drawing is VERY faithful to the actual car they showed at the press event.
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- Peabody
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 5:56 PM
I'm not really sure about those trains... They kinda look like a cross between the Lil' Phantom's trains and, well, bathtubs...

What is it? Is the bathtub part of this phantom storyline? Does he stalk you in the shower? Will that be the queue premise?

While not quite as ugly as the Morgan SD2K trains, they're bad. Time and time again Morgan has proven their relative incompetance with fibreglass design.

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Loopscrew.com
It's coming...
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 7:38 PM
I think the trains are kinda cool. They look very roomy and comfortable. Last time I checked, parks don't enter their coaster trains into beauty contests. ;)

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Too much is simply NOT ENOUGH...
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