Lake Compounce, the family theme park in Connecticut, will be adding triple launch roller coaster Phobia with linear synchronous motor (LSM) technology in the summer of 2016.
Named Phobia, the Phear Coaster, the ride addresses many common “phobias” with the ride design and theming including the fear of heights, speed, enclosed spaces, and of course the fear of roller coasters.
Phobia, manufactured by Premier Rides, will feature an inversion at 150 feet in the air which is one of the highest in existence. Guests will experience speeds of 65 mile per hour with many exciting and unique elements including multiple launches, a twisting heart-line inversion, and ascending and descending twists.
Phobia uses magnetic technology that allows the coaster to create its own energy and to store it to use for future launches.
“Adding Phobia to Lake Compounce will launch us to a new level in the amusement park arena by adding another ride that will be enjoyed by our thrill-seeking guests. Over the past 10 years we have focused on attractions that appeal to the younger end of our family audience and we felt it was time to introduce a new high thrill factor. Phobia will be the largest financial investment we have made to the park in our history and we couldn’t be more excited.” according to General Manager, Jerry Brick.
The new roller coaster, which is now under construction, will be a clone of Superman: Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Tempesto at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.