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roller coaster
Kings Island
Location Mason, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since April 18, 2014
Cost $24,000,000 USD
Replaced Son of Beast
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
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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.

Design[edit | edit source]

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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.