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Racer (Kings Island)

Racer (Kings Island)

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roller coaster
Kings Island
Location Kings Mills, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since 1972
Cost $1,200,000 USD
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Builder Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Designer / calculations John C. Allen
Type Wooden - Twin
Riders per train 30
Hourly capacity 2640
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Top speed53 mph
Length3415 feet
Steepest drop45°

Racer is a wooden racing out and back roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. Racer opened as the world's fastest roller coaster in 1972. Citation neededThe ride sparked a "coaster renaissance" and a revival of wooden roller coasters. It is often credited with beginning the second golden age of roller coasters.

Ride Experience[edit | edit source]

The ride has two separate tracks, one carrying blue trains, and the other carrying red trains.

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