Thunderbolt & Phantom

Sunday, October 29, 2000 2:25 PM
Did they actually remove some pieces of Thunderbolt @ KW temporarily for PR construction?
Where did they take the SP track?

*** This post was edited by Mongoose on 10/30/2000. ***
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Sunday, October 29, 2000 3:04 PM
I don't know about any temporary removal of the T-bolt. I think that would be time consuming and costly. I wonder how they will build that tunnel under it though.

I talked to Kennywood the day after they closed for the season asking if I could buy a piece of the Phantoms track. They said they weren't going to do that because they didn't want a flood of phone calls for pieces.:( My guess is that it's going to one of the steel mills in Pittsburgh to be melted down.
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Monday, October 30, 2000 2:06 AM
They did remove the bottoms of the ravine drops on the Thunderbolt. They aqlso did this during the construction of the original Steel Phantom. That location is where they get the equipment into ther area to work on the Phantom.

Check out pictures on communities.msn.com/coastersbysteve to see pictures of the construction. There, you'll see that they took out parts of the Thunderbolt.
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Saturday, November 4, 2000 10:55 AM
Yes they did.They are going to make the drop not as steep because you don't have harnesses to hold you in.They are trying to make a Millenium Force but they proboly won't achieve that.It isn't going to be as great as the original Steel Phantom(I rode it).

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Saturday, November 4, 2000 12:13 PM
How 'bout we wait 'til we ride it before making hasty assumptions,Raptorfan00?

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Saturday, November 4, 2000 12:52 PM
Nobdoy ever said anything about Kennywood trying to "make a Millennium Force". They are just responding to the general public. I think it'll be a great ride.
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Sunday, November 5, 2000 9:27 AM
What are you talking about raptorfan? Millennium Force has a much steeper drop than the original phantom and it only has lap bars. Why would they need to make it less steep? Could you clarify?

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Sunday, November 5, 2000 10:40 AM
Unless you have seen the engineering drawings and spec sheets please don't make any assumptions. Let's wait until it's done to make any judgements.
This business is fraught with rumor mills. Let's not make it any worse than it already is.
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