|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Inverted|
|Model / product||Custom Inverted Coaster|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed68 mph
Banshee is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Kings Island in Kings Mills, Ohio, USA. It is the first inverted roller coaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard in the United States since Patriot opened in 2006.
History[edit | edit source]
Banshee is located on the site of the former Son of Beast wooden roller coaster and Thunder Alley go-kart track. After multiple incidents, and standing but not operating for three years, Son of Beast was demolished in 2012.
The ride was announced on August 8, 2013 at 10PM, Ohio time.
On April 18, 2014, Banshee opened.
Design[edit | edit source]
As the train leaves the station, it makes a left turn and climbs the 167 foot lift hill. At the top, the banshee scream is heard and the train descends 150 feet, reaching 68 mph. The train flips into a 121 foot tall dive loop, followed by a 113 foot tall vertical loop. The train then goes into a 100 foot tall zero-g roll. Following that is an 88 foot tall pretzel knot. The train goes into a second vertical loop at 72 feet, spiral right and goes into an in-line twist at 35 feet. After the helix, the train hits the final brake run and returns into the station.
Trains[edit | edit source]
Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]
The pretzel knot
[edit | edit source]
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coasters at Kings Island|
|Present||Adventure Express • Backlot Stunt Coaster • Banshee • Bat • Beast • Diamondback • Flight of Fear • Flying Ace Aerial Chase • Great Pumpkin Coaster • Invertigo • Mystic Timbers • Orion • Racer • Vortex • Woodstock Express|
|Former||Bat • Bavarian Beetle • Demon • Firehawk • King Cobra • Scooby's Ghoster Coaster • Son of Beast|