Invertigo (Kings Island)

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Invertigo
Invertigo (Kings Island) 2009 01.jpg
Invertigo in 2009.
Kings Island
Location Mason, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since April 17, 1999
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Inverted - Shuttle
Product Invertigo
Riders per train 28
Area 282.2 feet × 98.4 feet
Height 131.3 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 1013.8 feet
Track inversions 3
Rider inversions 6
Duration 1:30
G-Force 5
HELP
Invertigo sign

Invertigo is a Vekoma inverted shuttle roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. From 1999 to 2007, the ride was originally called Face/Off.

History

The attraction opened on April 17, 1999.[1] The ride was formerly known as Face/Off and had a theme based on the Paramount Pictures film, but the name was changed upon the sale of the theme parks owned by Paramount Parks to Cedar Fair.

In 2012, Invertigo was repainted aqua with blue supports. Previously it had yellow track and red supports. The work was carried out by Baynum Painting.[2]

Following the closure of Stinger at Dorney Park in 2017, this is now the only Invertigo left in the United States.

Design

Trains

Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders.

Trivia

The official page on the Kings Island website still describes the ride as an opportunity to "scream your face off", having been unaltered after the name change.

Photo Gallery

References

  1. "New coaster thrills enthusiasts", Dayton Daily News (April 15, 1999), pp. 19. Retrieved on November 17, 2020.
  2. "Roller Coaster Painters – Kings Island Invertigo". Baynum Painting. https://baynumpainting.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/roller-coaster-painters-kings-island-invertigo/. Retrieved 26 March 2020. 

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