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Banshee

Banshee

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roller coaster
Banshee
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Kings Island
Location Mason, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since April 18, 2014
Cost $24,000,000 USD
Height restriction 52 inches - 78 inches

(132 centimeters - 198 centimeters)

Replaced Son of Beast
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Inverted
Model / product Custom Inverted Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,650
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height167 feet
Drop150 feet
Top speed68 mph
Length4124 feet
Inversions7
Duration2:40
HELP
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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.

Elements

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]

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

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Banshee on the Roller Coaster DataBase.