Minimum height to ride: 54 inches
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Formerly located at Geauga Lake and known as X-Flight, Firehawk landed at Kings Island in 2007. The flying roller coaster takes guests through various elements, including a vertical loop and seemingly-endless twists and turns.
FastLane is available for this attraction.
I really enjoyed this coaster. In fact, I would take Firehawk over the Superman clones. While Vekoma calls this ride a flying coaster, it is really more of a lay-down coaster as you spend most of the ride on your back. This leads to some very interesting maneuvers, and for first time riders it can be a terrifying experience.
Firehawk is a flying coaster, but unlike the popular Manta at SeaWorld Orlando, riders are lowered onto the train rather than raised up. So you start the ride laying on your back, then after the lift hill you swoop over and fly like Superman. What a great ride! I loved Firehawk. 8-Commendable.
The ride is okay if you like the sensation of having to support the weight of your own body for 45 seconds. The wait times for this ride are some of the worst I've seen. Pay the extra and get the Fast Lane passes if you really must ride it, otherwise it's nothing special. (6/10)