Thunder Alley (Kings Island)

Thunder Alley
Kings Island
Location Mason, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated April 20, 1996 to 2012
Replaced by Banshee
Manufacturer J&J Amusements
Product Go-Karts
Capacity 1 or 2 per kart

Thunder Alley was a set of Go-Karts built by J&J Amusements formerly located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA.


The ride first opened on April 20, 1996 as XS Raceway.[1] In 1999, the name was changed from "XS Raceway" to Days Of Thunder.[2] In 2008, the name was changed to Thunder Alley. The ride was removed in 2012, along with Son of Beast in order to make room for Banshee.


  1. "'Outer Limits' is new coaster at Kings Island". The News-Messenger. April 18, 1996. p. 9. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  2. "Park Timeline". KI Extreme. Retrieved March 23, 2021.

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