Taking out the Steel Phantom, which had again been voted one of the world's top five coasters, was not an easy decision. But faced with increasing competition and shortage of space to build a spectacular ride elsewhere in the park, Harry Henninger decided that marketing came first, so he made the tough call. Then it became apparent to him that Kennywood could have the best of both worlds – keeping the best of the Phantom, but while improving it and attracting a wider market. The result is Phantom's Revenge, an even faster (82-mph) roller coaster, with a longer drop (228-feet) and new thrills, including an underground tunnel exiting between the Thunderbolt and Turtle and airtime hills replacing the loops and corkscrew of the Steel Phantom. Phantom's Revenge is a rebirth akin to the Thunderbolt after the Pippin.
See related: Phantom's Revenge Review for pictures.
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Double out and back layout.
Through 2008 Phantom's Revenge retained some of the original Arrow steel track from the Steel Phantom including the lift hill and first drop to the top of the second hill.
The trains retain the original Arrow chasis with new bodies and modified restraints (removed Over-The-Shoulder) built by Morgan Manufacturing.
Train has seven cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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