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Flight of Fear (Kings Island)

Flight of Fear (Kings Island)

roller coaster
Flight of Fear
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Kings Island
Location Kings Mills, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since 1996
Statistics
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Type Steel - Enclosed - Launched
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 2,000
Propulsion LIM-launch
Height74.2 feet
Top speed54 mph
Length2,705 feet
Inversions4
Duration1:00
G-force4.5G
HELP
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Flight of Fear (formerly The Outer Limits: Flight of Fear) is an enclosed launched roller coaster located at Kings Island in Kings Mills, Ohio, USA. There is an identical copy of this ride located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia. The ride was designed by Premier Rides and was the first roller coaster to use a launch system driven by linear induction motors. This technology has now been used on many Premier installations. The ride was originally themed to the '90s TV show The Outer Limits, but the license expired in 2001 as Paramount sold it. It was originally intended to be Kings Island's answer to The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror as both shows had the same concept, both rides are indoor and even the names of the rides are similar.

Ride experience[edit | edit source]

The ride starts off with a launch. After the launch, you are 'in space' and going through a spaghetti bowl layout.

Incident[edit | edit source]

On June 2, 2014, smoke was given off from an overheating motor, causing the ride to be shutdown. Eighteen people were exposed to thick smoke, two of which were treated at the scene. The ride was reopened the following day.[1][2]

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