Phoenix (Knoebels)

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roller coaster
Knoebels Amusement Park
Location Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since June 15, 1985
Cost $1.5 million
Height restriction 42
Playland Park
Location San Antonio, Texas, USA
Operated 1948 to 1980
Builder Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Designer / calculations Herbert Paul Schmeck
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift
Height78 feet
Drop72 feet
Top speed45 mph
Length3200 feet

Phoenix is a Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters wooden out and back roller coaster located at Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. The ride was opened in 1948 as the Rocket 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]

Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

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.

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External links[edit | edit source]

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    Phoenix on the Roller Coaster DataBase.