The Second Drop on Phantom’s Revenge

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Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood - Roller CoasterPhantom’s Revenge is a hyper coaster at the historic Kennywoood Park near Pittsburgh, PA. Unlike most hyper coasters, Phantom’s Revenge is not taller than 200′. The steel Morgan coaster only rises to 160′ on its initial ascent. But, after the first swooping drop, the trains climb up once again as it sets riders up for the drop of a lifetime.

Phantoms Revenge’s claim to fame is it’s breathtaking 225′ drop down a natural ravine and through Thunderbolt’s support structure. The train reaches a top speed of 82 mph as it dives above and below Thunderbolt’s track. Passing through the supports also offers a head/arm chopper effect. This landmark is the 8th longest drop in the world and easily one of the most memorable coaster moments I’ve experienced.

Check out this onride video of Phantom’s Revenge:

Read about this coaster’s first incarnation, Steel Phantom. What do you think of Phantom Revenge and its famous second drop? Leave a comment below. Photos courtesy of CoasterImage.

Founder of CoasterCritic.com. My favorite coasters are B&M hypers and gigas. I'm also a huge fan of terrain roller coasters.

7 Comments

  1. Then review the ride!!

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  2. Sounds like a coaster review request. You got it. I'll review Phantom's Revenge next. Thanks for reading.

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  3. Nothing beats riding this ride at night! During the second drop, it looks like you're spiraling into infinite darkness. Also, I rode it after fireworks on July 4th, so on the lift, you looked like you were riding into a red cloud. It made the ride even better, by a lot!

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  4. That sounds awesome Emma. Between your mini review and how cool Kennywood is supposed to look at night, I'll have to stay late when I go back.

    Thanks for reading!

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  5. Do you have any big trips planned for this summer, Joel? Any new-to-you parks?

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  6. i love the phantoms revenge but my friend is afriad to go on it lol shes afraid of the second hill what should i tell her to keep her calm but still get her on the ride.??

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  7. that video doesn't do that drop justice. the drop is huge, it looks a lot bigger when you ride it

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