The Phantom's Revenge is a steel roller coaster at Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States. When it opened in 1991, it was the fastest roller coaster and had the longest drop of any roller coaster in the World. The ride is a hypercoaster that was originally manufactured by Arrow Dynamics. After the 2000 season, D.H. Morgan Manufacturing was brought in to renovate the ride, most notably to remove the four inversions. Unlike most roller coasters, the ride's second drop through Thunderbolt's structure is longer than its first drop.
As of 2012, Phantom's Revenge is in a three-way tie for 10th place of the world's fastest steel coasters, along with Goliath at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Titan at Six Flags Over Texas. The ride has been ranked in the Golden Ticket Awards every year since 2000. It has been ranked in the top 10 every year since 2002. In addition, it has been ranked in the top 25 of Mitch Hawker's Best Steel Roller Coaster Poll every year since 2001 and in the top 5 of the National Amusement Park Historical Association Favorite Steel Roller Coaster poll every year except 2008.
Although the first hill is only 160 feet high, the second hill drops riders 228 feet into a ravine and through the support structure for Thunderbolt. This strategic use of the park's hilly terrain is one of the coaster's distinguishing features.
- 160-foot camelback hill.
- Ravine banked turn.
The signature drop through the Thunderbolt was kept for Phantom's Revenge, but was lengthened to 228 feet from 225 feet. However, the ride now passes through the Thunderbolt a second time behind the Turtle ride.
During the 1991 season, Steel Phantom opened with two trains (with a yellow paint job with teal stripes) running. It was known to be one of the tallest and fastest coasters in the world. It was known that when the Steel Phantom opened, the ride sped past Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point, which had a top speed of 72 mph, having Steel Phantom at 80 mph.
Manufacturer: D. H. Morgan Manufacturing
Designer: Harry Henninger
Track layout: Terrain coaster
Lift/launch system: Chain lift
Height: 160 ft (49 m)
Drop: 228 ft (69 m)
Length: 3,200 ft (980 m)
Speed: 85 mph (137 km/h)
Max vertical angle: 46°
Capacity: 1400 riders per hour
Height restriction: 4 ft 0 in (122 cm)