King Cobra

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King Cobra
King Cobra (Kings Island) 1996 01.jpg
Kings Island
Location Mason, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated April 22, 1984 to November 5, 2001
Cost $3,000,000 USD
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Replaced by Delirium
Statistics
Manufacturer TOGO
Designer / calculations James Rogan
Type Steel - Stand-Up
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1250
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 95 feet
Drop 90 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 2219 feet
Inversions 1
Drop angle 53°
Duration 2:00
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King Cobra was a steel stand-up roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. Built by TOGO, the ride operated from 1984 to 2001.

History

King Cobra was announced in the fall of 1983. A prototype stand-up coaster was fully built and tested at TOGO's facility in Japan. It was then disassembled, relocated to Kings Island, and constructed. King Cobra opened on April 22, 1984 as the first TOGO roller coaster in America.

After TOGO shut their American offices down in 2001, replacement parts for King Cobra became much more scarce. The ride was closed that same year. After sitting in storage, the ride was scrapped in December 2006.

Design

Elements

Trains

The trains were green with black restraints. Riders were seated in rows of two across.

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