Knoebels Amusement Resort

Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Phoenix Phall Phunphest


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Well after dreaming of heading to Knoebels for years Carrie suggested we go to Phall Phunfest so we went.

Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pennsylvania

This is the reason that I've wanted to head to Knoebels...the fabulous Phoenix.  I've seen photos and heard stories about this monster airtime machine and I needed to ride it. 

Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Here's me getting on for my first ride.  My companion is Rob Alvey from and a fellow rec.roller.coaster poster.  

Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pennsylvania

I really love the "atom" on top of the Phoenix's lift hill.  This ride was originally the Rocket at Playland Park in San Antonio Texas which had closed down in the 1980's and was restored and moved here in 1985.  It's a Herb Schmeck-Philadelphia Toboggan Coaster design from the 1940's.

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