Phoenix at Knoebel’s is an iconic wooden coaster which a majority of enthusiasts can recognize from a mile away. Does this coaster live up to its hype? Let’s find out!
Phoenix has a track length of 3,200 feet, making it just slightly above average.
Standing only 78 feet tall, this ride is far from menacing, and is a great height for a family coaster.
Although only hitting 45 miles per hour, it feels slightly faster due to the surrounding trees.
It may not be Disney quality, but the operations for Phoenix are surprisingly quick! However, they only run two trains, so it still takes a bit.
The restraints on this ride do not touch your thighs, nor are there any seat belts, which will affect a later category in a positive. These are easily the most open restraints I have ever been in.
Although it may not have incredible g’s, this ride has some incredible airtime which makes it much more intense than a majority of coasters out there!
If you ride it in the front, it’s incredibly smooth, but the back rows do have a bit of a rattle.
The only theming is three logs over the entrance to the tunnel… nothing special.
Although it may not be the most forceful airtime, it is intense and it is sustained for a while. Another reason this ride is getting a perfect 10 for airtime is because the restraints allow you to be skyrocketed out of your seat!
It may not be my favorite roller coaster, but this is my favorite wooden coaster!
This ride is amazing! It has my personal favorite airtime found on a coaster and just has a classic feel to it. It truly is worth the trip to Knoebel’s.