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Steel Phantom
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Steel Phantom (Kennywood) - OnRide (360p)

General
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Park Kennywood
Location USAWest Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Defunct
Operated
Operated 1991 - 2001
Opened
Opening
Cost
Height restriction
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Builder
Designer
Type Steel- Hyper
Type
Model Custom Looping Coaster
Riders per train 28
Riders per hour
Lift/launch system Chain Lift
Height 160 feet
Drop 225 feet
Top speed 81 mph
Length 3,000 feet
Dimensions
Duration 2:15
Inversions 4
Steepest drop
Maximum g-force


If you are looking for the current version of this ride, it's called Phantom's Revenge.

Steel Phantom was a steel roller coaster located at Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA.

HistoryEdit

The idea for Steel Phantom came from Henry Henniger, president of Kennywood Entertainment Company, who wanted a record-breaking steel coaster. Henniger was unsure how to fit the ride into the park, however a layout was worked out in conjunction with Arrow Dynamics.[1] On July 27, 1990, Kennywood announced the name for their new steel roller coaster would be Steel Phantom and that it would use the same station as the out-going Laser Loop.[2] The ride opened on May 10, 1990 as the fastest and steepest roller coaster in the world. It was also the first hyper roller coaster to feature inversions.

A few days after Steel Phantom's debut, the ride shut to allow a trim brake to be installed, as the train was going faster than it should through the inversions, causing riders to experience pain in their necks.[3]

DesignEdit

Elements

Vertical Loop
Batwing
Corkscrew

TrainsEdit

7 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train

ReferencesEdit

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