Orion

Orion
roller coaster
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Kings Island
Location Mason, Ohio, USA
Status Under construction, planned to open April 11, 2020
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Replaced Firehawk
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Giga
Model / product Hyper Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1650
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height287 feet
Drop300 feet
Top speed91 mph
Length5321 feet
Inversions0
Duration3:00
HELP
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Orion is an upcoming steel giga roller coaster that is set to open in 2020 at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. It will be replacing Firehawk, a Vekoma Flying Dutchman, which closed on October 28, 2018, as well as the Dinosaurs Alive upcharge walk-through attraction. It will also be the third giga coaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard, after Leviathan in 2012 and Fury 325 in 2015.

History[edit | edit source]

A front car from Orion on display at IAAPA 2019

Orion replaced Firehawk, a Vekoma flying roller coaster that closed in 2018. Construction work began in late 2018, and the ride was officially announced on August 15, 2019.

The lead car from one of Orion's trains was on display in Bolliger & Mabillard's booth at IAAPA 2019.[1]

The track was completed in January 2020.

On February 22, the coaster completed its first test run.[2]

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Orion on the Roller Coaster DataBase.