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Backlot Stunt Coaster reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Backlot Stunt Coaster, a roller coaster at Kings Island. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)

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Posted: January 19, 2013

A Premiere Rides LIM Launched coaster themed to a car chase. Guests ride in small cars and speed around an industrial city. Features a 40 mph launch up a 900 degree spiral track, a helicopter that shoots at you, and a finale in the dark where the trains skid from side to side.

Opened as Italian Job: Stunt Track in 2005 before being renamed in 2008.

FastLane is available for this attraction.

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26 votes, so far

Enjoyed this coaster a lot. Pretty quick. Nice theming & stunts. A quick fun coaster. - Joe Schwartz

The Backlot Stunt Coaster is a surprisingly fun little coaster. The first launch into the upwards spiral is a hoot, and the dive into darkness after the helicopter set piece is even better. The attempts at theme and immersion, while leftover from the Paramount days, are commendable for a Cedar Fair park, and I hope they continue to maintain the theming over the years rather than abandoning it like they have on so many other coasters. I recommend this attraction for the entire family as it is more fun than intense, and imminently repeatable. Do make sure to ride this coaster early in the day, because it pulls large crowds and is somewhat of a slow loader. 8-Commendable. - James Rao

This ride is worth waiting for once, but that's about it. The launch was fun but not very aggressive and was in my opinion the best part of the ride. The initial helix was overly forceful yet not thrilling (as is the case for most helixes). It was neat getting stopped to be a part of a gun fight with flames before getting launched back into action. however, i thought the theming during this pause could have used some more effects.. The real fire was great and the helicopter was detailed but the bullet sounds and "holes" left something to be desired. (7/10) - Lexi R

I really enjoyed this roller coaster! I felt that it was well themed and paced. It was a good launch and helix, and there is a good pop of airtime near the front. The helicopter scene where you stop is cool with fire and bullet marks light up. The best was the pitch black (what flight of fear should have had). It was fun. 8/10 - Edward Morgan

I am a huge coaster fan i loved dragster i do the crazy stuff so i thought this rde was gonna b crap but it turned out actually pretty cool i would recommend riding this but be warned it gets hot! - ed shaheen

I enjoy this one. It's a good family coaster. But the line can get long, to the point where you question whether it's really worth it. - Bradley Keith

Backlot Stunt Coaster is a very good first ride for someone. This ride is smooth and enjoyable for all ages. Get ready because when the barrell catches fire it gets hot in the seat. Enjoy. - Darrell Weaver

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