Cell phone photo of riders stopped on Phantom’s Revenge roller coaster tracks
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. —
For the second time in two weeks, one of Kennywood’s popular roller coasters came to a sudden stop.
On Thursday, Kennywood’s The Phantom’s Revenge roller coaster halted on the decline on the lower half of the coaster’s first hill.
Channel 11’s Alan Jennings spoke with park officials on Friday who said the ride did not malfunction and was running again in less than 10 minutes.
Jeff Filicko, public relations manager at Kennywood, said no one was ever in danger. Riders didn't even have to get out of their seats, as opposed to the first incident when riders used the emergency stairs to exit the ride.
The death on a roller coaster at Six Flags in Texas brought calls for better safety oversights for such thrill rides. Each state has a different set of rules over inspections.