Airtimes Lap Bar Fun

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Phoenix features
Operating
United States
Philadelphia Toboggan Coaster
Wooden
Sit Down
Chain lift hill
Lap bar
1985
Reviews  37
  • Zek Teh Kek
    Zek Teh Kek 2 months ago

    Airtimes Lap Bar Smoothness

    I know a lot of enthusiasts say that this ride is overrated, but I can't say that! The 2 rides I got on it both blew me away. The ride itself was easily the smoothest wooden coaster I've ever been on, and that's shocking considering it is over half a century old! Every airtime moment is unique. Sometimes, I was floating right in between the seat and the lap bar, creating a very odd sensation. Others, I was slammed up into the lap bar with no warning other than the sight of the hill in front of me. The fact that there's no seat belt amazed me as well! It just made the ride even better. It currently ranks as my #5 coaster, and for a good reason too!

  • Evangelion Martini

    Airtimes Lap Bar Fun

    The secret ingredient that makes this ride so much fun are the buzz bars, 100% (google them if you're unfamiliar); you're just flying in your seat over every hill (especially in the back), making for a pretty unique experience compared to your average woodie. This one is definitely worth the trip for. They also do some pretty neat theming stuff for Halloween, which you should try to experience if you have the opportunity.

  • Raymond Jackson
    Raymond Jackson 8 months ago

    Disappointing!

    5.5 out of 10! I just do not get the high rating with this one. Just a old throwback 1900's coaster. I was expecting something huge to enjoy, a long drive for this one. The Blue Streak at Cedar Point a lot better old school coaster.

  • Kw6sTheater
    Kw6sTheater 11 months ago

    Airtimes Nice surprise! Comfort

    I love this coaster to death. Maybe it was that Phoenix was my 100th credit, or Phoenix shocked me by how strong its airtime was, or that this ‘40s woodie only had one rough spot, but this coaster is my #10 overall — most notably besting all 3 RMC’s I’ve ridden so far (New Texas Giant, Lightning Rod, Twisted Cyclone). I had been told by a Pennsylvanian coaster enthusiast that Phoenix was overrated and that Twister was the real gem at Knoebels — but I found it quite the opposite. After a hot dog lunch, I got into line for my 100th coaster. There was only one train, but the Knoebels ride op crew dispatched that train within thirty seconds of its return to the station. The line was around twenty minutes long, even as I chose to wait for the front row (something I rarely, if ever, do on coasters) to commemorate this special occasion. I boarded the train, and was almost alarmed at how high the buzz bar was locked above my lap. “This is amazing!” I proclaimed to my Pennsylvanian cousin who was sitting beside me. We rolled out into the metal tunnel, somehow blocking all sunlight for a few seconds right before we ascended the chain lift. I could see the antique cars, band organ and a few other rides from here — I contemplated my life as a coasterfan leading up to this point, waiting for the true ride to begin — and then we were off! The first drop isn’t anything special, merely giving Phoenix some energy to work its magic with, as is the turnaround succeeding it and in turn the first half. I remember first feeling airtime through Phoenix’s very loose buzzbar restraints at the top of the second turnaround, which set the train up for the “Mayan hill” — a double up and double down in one. At the top of the “Mayan hill”, I was given my first taste of Phoenix’s insanity — and nearly stood up, instinctively clutching the buzzbar in hopes of safety. The next turnaround is the one rough spot on Phoenix, but it is astonishingly smooth considering the sheer age of this coaster. I mistakened the next four consecutive bunny hills to be a speedy little finale, but oh boy was I wrong; on every single hill, I was forced to stand up in my seat and sheer, childlike joy was injected into my veins. All too soon we rounded the final turn, which is the brake run, and Phoenix was over. This coaster is absolutely amazing.

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 1 year ago

    Airtimes Disappointing!

    The Phoenix is a much loved coaster, in a great setting. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it, however I just don't find it "all that". Sorry!

  • Fidel Camuze
    Fidel Camuze 1 year ago

    Airtimes Fun Harness

    If you think your local hyper coaster makes you feel like flying, wait till you ride Phoenix. The buzz bars and lack of seatbelts make you fly out of your seat on every hill, and the airtime gets better with each hill. Plus, the coaster is butter smooth. That and the setting at the back of the park by the forest makes this coaster a blast for all ages, the tall and the small.

  • John Zivich
    John Zivich 1 day ago
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    Jeff T. 2 months ago
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    Wang Tony 4 months ago
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    Mark McGivern 4 months ago
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    Toby Palmer 5 months ago
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    Michael W. 5 months ago
  • 手取Fishland
    手取Fishland 5 months ago

    Lap Bar Fun Smoothness Airtimes

  • Mathis Gullon
    Mathis Gullon 5 months ago
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    Steve N. 5 months ago
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    Luis H. 6 months ago
  • Simon M.
    Simon M. 6 months ago

    Airtimes Fun Harness Dead spots

  • Hans Roost
    Hans Roost 6 months ago
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    Alex Mahon 7 months ago
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    jb1199 7 months ago
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    Benjamin R. 8 months ago
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    Daniel W. 8 months ago
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    Florian Blond 8 months ago
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    Steve Corning 8 months ago
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    Garrett S. 8 months ago
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    Chris Cronrath 8 months ago
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    Damien Richet 1 year ago
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    Joseph Bricout 1 year ago
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    PA Coasters 1 year ago
  • Olivier P.
    Olivier P. 1 year ago

    Airtimes Lap Bar Nice surprise!

  • JB T
    JB T 1 year ago
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  • Jeremy Cole
    Jeremy Cole 1 year ago

    Lap Bar Masterpiece Ejectors

  • Cyril Barbier
    Cyril Barbier 2 years ago
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    Dan Hood 2 years ago