The riders are first shot out of the station up to a height of 50 feet. Gravity pulls them rapidly back into the station where the guests are launched backwards up to a height of 100 feet. Again gravity takes control and brings the train once more back into the station where the final launch is energized and the riders shoot up a vertical twisting track to the highest point on the ride where a tantalizing slow roll places the guests upside down 150 feet in the air. After executing the roll, guests enter a face-first vertical drop, ending in a twisting loop where riders will experience exciting Gs. The riders then drop toward ground level where the train once more shoots through the station and then is smoothly braked using magnetic technology as it comes to a stop in the station.
"This ride is for someone who likes to be scared," Sara Frias, Marketing Director for Lake Compounce gleefully notes. "
Phobia is different because it is....just the most thrilling experience you can have on a ride. We just felt like it is really time for us to add something that is not just for kids," Frias added.
Phobia is the first new roller coaster at Lake Compounce since the year 2000.
Brick added, "If you know you did a good job, it's when the guests come off smiling and they get back in line."