Friday, March 11, 2016

Track Complete on Lake Compounce's Phobia Coaster

© Lake Compounce
The beautiful summer-like weather that we've been having must have given workers at Lake Compounce the extra energy to finish the structure of the Phobia Phear Coaster.  The park just completed the ride's track, placing part of the inversion track at the top of the ride, 150 feet in the air, as the final piece of the puzzle.

The above photo shows the completed ride in all its glory, but due to sun positioning doesn't totally reflect the bold colors that Phobia has.

© Lake Compounce
This photo, taken before the track was complete, gives a better impression of the ride's color scheme.  The orange track set on purple supports stands in great contrast to the green of the park - Phobia will act as its own billboard for Lake Compounce, no doubt.

Riders on Phobia will experience several launches, both forward and backward, eventually reaching a top speed of 65 miles per hour.  Trains will reach the 150 foot crest of the ride only to slowly maneuver through a full heartline roll.  The rest of the ride features steep twists and thrilling vertical dives before returning to the station.

For more on Phobia, check out the park's social media feed and webpage.