Phoenix (Knoebels)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Knoebels Amusement Resort
Location Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°52′42″N 76°30′23″W / 40.878393°N 76.506402°W / 40.878393; -76.506402
Status Operating since June 15, 1985
Cost $1.5 million
Rider height 42 inch minimum
Playland Park
Name Rocket
Location San Antonio, Texas, USA
Operated 15 August 1948 to 1980
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Designer / calculations Herbert Paul Schmeck
Type Wooden
Track layout Double Out and Back
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 78 feet
Drop 72 feet
Top speed 45 mph
Length 3200 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:00

Phoenix is a Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters wooden out and back roller coaster located at Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. The ride opened in 1948 as the Rocket at Playland Park in San Antonio, Texas and later found its home in 1985 at Knoebels. At the time of its opening, Phoenix was the largest roller coaster ever moved from one park to another.[1] Phoenix has received the Golden Ticket Award for best wooden roller coaster three times, in 2018, 2019, and 2021.




2 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

Each row of seats has a buzzbar, a lap bar that has 1 fixed location, usually leaving a few inches between the rider's lap and the bar.



  1. "History of Knoebels". Knoebels. Retrieved 31 October 2019.

External links

  • Phoenix on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Knoebels Amusement Park