Have you ever heard of The Phantom’s Revenge? No? Well, that’s a shame because this is one of the most surprising rollercoasters in the United States. Phantom’s Revenge used to be an Arrow Dynamics multi-looper, but Morgan transformed it into a hyper coaster in 2001. Strange but true: the ride’s second drop is more famous than its first drop. That’s because Phantom’s second drop dives deep into a ravine and the top speed of 137 km/h is reached at the bottom of this drop. Besides, the coaster offers some of the craziest airtime you’ll ever experience. Just one ride on Phantom’s Revenge is worth the trip to West Mifflin in Pennsylvania, not kidding.
Phantom’s Revenge is located at Kennywood, a classic American amusement park near Pittsburgh. The star attraction is described above, but there’s more. Kennywood offers three great wooden coasters of respectable age: Jack Rabbit (opened in 1920), Thunderbolt (opened in 1924, unfortunately closed during our visit) and the Möbius coaster Racer (opened in 1927). The coaster line-up is completed by an indoor spinning coaster, a kiddie coaster and a modern launched coaster manufactured by Premier Rides. All coasters are fun and even the older woodies run quite smoothly.
Kennywood isn’t about theming or decoration, but it’s just a great amusement park for the whole family. The atmosphere is nice, staff are friendly and you’ll find some elaborately landscaped areas throughout the park. I really enjoyed our time at Kennywood and I will definitely visit this park again in the future.