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The lead car from one of Orion's trains was on display in Bolliger & Mabillard's booth at [[IAAPA]] 2019.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/kings-island-orion-train-cars-revealed|title=Kings Island Orion train cars revealed|publisher=WCPO}}</ref>
 
The lead car from one of Orion's trains was on display in Bolliger & Mabillard's booth at [[IAAPA]] 2019.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/kings-island-orion-train-cars-revealed|title=Kings Island Orion train cars revealed|publisher=WCPO}}</ref>
  
The track was completed in January 2020. On February 22, the coaster completed its first test run. It was planned to open on April 11, 2020<ref>{{cite web |last1=Helbig |first1=Don |title=Kings Island Begins Testing Orion |url=https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/february/kings-island-begins-testing-orion |publisher=Kings Island |accessdate=25 February 2020}}</ref>, however this has been delayed indefinitely due to the [[wikipedia:2019-20 coronavirus pandemic|coronavirus pandemic]]. On May 28,2020 Orion never reopened in 2020 but its pushed back to reopen again due delay 2021. In June 11,2020 Orion previously opened in June for 13, 2020 release, and then August 21,2020 due to Coronavirus Disease Pandemic 2019, but it pushed back one year to delay April 17,2021 (Spring 2021).
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The track was completed in January 2020. On February 22, the coaster completed its first test run. It was planned to open on April 11, 2020<ref>{{cite web |last1=Helbig |first1=Don |title=Kings Island Begins Testing Orion |url=https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/february/kings-island-begins-testing-orion |publisher=Kings Island |accessdate=25 February 2020}}</ref>, however this has been delayed indefinitely due to the [[wikipedia:2019-20 coronavirus pandemic|coronavirus pandemic]].
  
 
==Design==
 
==Design==

Revision as of 15:00, 27 May 2020

Orion
roller coaster
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Kings Island
Location Mason, Ohio, USA
Status under construction planned to open April 17,2021
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Replaced Firehawk
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel

 - Giga

Model / product Hyper Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1650
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height287 feet
Drop300 feet
Top speed91 mph
Length5321 feet
Inversions0
Duration3:00
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Orion is an upcoming steel giga roller coaster that is set to open in 2020 at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. It will be replacing Firehawk, a Vekoma Flying Dutchman, which closed on October 28, 2018, as well as the Dinosaurs Alive upcharge walk-through attraction. It will also be the third giga coaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard, after Leviathan in 2012 and Fury 325 in 2015.

History

A front car from Orion on display at IAAPA 2019

Orion replaced Firehawk, a Vekoma flying roller coaster that closed in 2018. Construction work began in late 2018, and the ride was officially announced on Template:Date.

The lead car from one of Orion's trains was on display in Bolliger & Mabillard's booth at IAAPA 2019.[1]

The track was completed in January 2020. On February 22, the coaster completed its first test run. It was planned to open on April 11, 2020[2], however this has been delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Design

Elements

The track has been filled with sand to reduce the noise created by the ride.[3]

Trains

3 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

References

External links

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    Orion on the Roller Coaster DataBase.