Invertigo (Kings Island)

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Invertigo
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Invertigo in 2009
Kings Island
Location Mason, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since April 17, 1999
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Invertigo
Type Steel - Inverted - Shuttle
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

In 1998, Kings Island announced the addition of a new themed area named Action Zone. The area would include two new rides, which were Drop Zone: Stunt Tower and Face/Off. The latter attraction would be an Invertigo model built by Vekoma and have a theme based on the 1997 Paramount Pictures film of the same name.[1]

Face/Off opened on April 17, 1999.[2]

In 2008, the name was changed to Invertigo upon the sale of the theme parks owned by Paramount Parks to Cedar Fair.

For the 2012 season, Invertigo was repainted with aqua track with blue supports. Previously, it had yellow track and red supports. The work was carried out by Baynum Painting.[3]

Following the closure of Stinger at Dorney Park in 2017, it is now the only operating Invertigo left in the United States.[4]

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.[5]

Images

References

  1. "Kings Island puts $35M into thrills", The Cincinnati Enquirer (September 4, 1998), pp. 26. Retrieved on December 22, 2021.
  2. "New coaster thrills enthusiasts", Dayton Daily News (April 15, 1999), pp. 19. Retrieved on November 17, 2020.
  3. "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. 
  4. "What Makes Kings Island So Great? – Trip Report". The Coaster Kings. https://www.thecoasterkings.com/what-makes-kings-island-so-great-trip-report/. 
  5. "Invertigo". Kings Island. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/rides-experiences/invertigo. Retrieved 2021-12-22. 

External links


Articles on Kings Island
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