Kings Island confirms Banshee roller coaster for 2014
Written by Robert Niles
Tonight Kings Island announced its new attraction for 2014: Banshee.Tweet
Opening next April at the Cincinnati-area amusement park, this Bolliger & Mabillard roller coaster will be the world's longest inverted coaster, at more than 4,124 feet or track length and a two-minute, 40-second ride cycle. The coaster will feature seven inversions and a top speed of 68 mph.
Here's the computer-generated POV, courtesy the park:
Kings Island is claiming that Banshee will be the first "female-inspired thrill ride at a Cedar Fair Entertainment Company amusement park," but let's not forget that when Kings Island was a Paramount Park, it had a Tomb Raider-themed ride, and as every male gamer of a certain age remembers, Tomb Raider very much had a female lead.
Banshee is going onto the site of the former Son of Beast roller coaster, which the park tore down last year after closing it in 2009, following years of bad reviews and mishaps.
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