The coaster propels riders 150 feet upwards using a magnet system to store the energy created by the coaster, according to Jerry Brick, the park’s general manager.
This new system is able to dramatically reduce the total energy used by the coaster through reusing the kinetic energy it generates on its upward ascent, he said.
Wheel and the Wave Swinger.
Watch the video below to hear further explanation from Lake Compounce General Manager Jerry Brick about how Phobia saves energy:
Want more? Read “Please secure all loose items: a woman’s guide to dressing for success and thrills” by YJI reporters Shelby Saunders, Mary Majerus-Collins and Ruth Onyirimba.
And don’t miss “In search of stomach flips and plenty of speed: testing coasters at Lake Compounce” by YJI reporter Shelby Saunders.
If thrill rides aren’t your thing, try: “How to have fun at the amusement park, even if you don’t like rollercoasters,” by YJI Senior Correspondent Kiernan Majerus-Collins.