The soaring hypercoaster is the crowning achievement at Kings Island. Slitheringly smooth and positively loaded with airtime, Diamondback is an exhilarating experience from start to finish. It is not just the best that the park has to offer; it is among the best coasters anywhere.
Diamondback is a high-speed steel roller coaster with a combination of banked turns and airtime humps. A lap bar and seatbelt secures each rider across the thighs and pelvis. This ride may not accommodate riders of a larger size. Guests with casts are not permitted to ride.
Banshee is a steel roller coaster located at Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio. Designed and built by Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), Banshee opened on April 18, 2014. The roller coaster features 4,124 feet (1,257 m) of track making it the longest inverted roller coaster.
Take flight on Firehawk, a flying roller coaster designed by Vekoma. The Flying Dutchman coaster uses a unique style train with seats that recline to a lying down position. Upon reaching the top of the 115-foot tall lift hill the train inverts positioning the riders in a flying position.
As of December 2012 Son of Beast is no more. After not operating for three seasons Kings Island decided to tear down the roller coaster to make room for future attractions. Son of Beast was a record breaking wooden roller coaster that was designed to elevate the "classic" wood coaster experience to a new level.
Let's face it: The coasters are front and center, and those are the marquee rides that bring visitors to Kings Island. The following ones are the best of the best. If you only have a limited amount of time to spend at the park, these are the coasters that should be on your to-ride list.
Kings Island's Racer is an "out and back" traditional wooden racing coaster when the two tracks mirror each other. The Racer is credited for beginning the second golden age of the roller coaster. In 1982 one side of this roller coaster began to run with the trains facing backward, which made the Racer the first backward racing coaster in the world.
Vortex is a steel roller coaster at Kings Island located in Mason, Ohio. Designed and built by Arrow Dynamics at a cost of $4 million, the ride officially opened to the public on April 11, 1987. Vortex debuted as the tallest, full-circuit roller coaster with the highest drop in the world.
2010 – Fairly Odd Coaster renamed Woodstock Express. 2005 – Beastie name retired and changed to Fairly Odd Coaster. 1980 – Scooby Doo name changed to Beastie and tunnel was added. Sister coasters located at Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds, and Kings Dominion. Train has five cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
The name Flying ACE Aerial Chase is based on the popular PEANUTS® cartoon characters. The world's first inverted junior coaster takes riders on a high-flying adventure in ski-lift style seats that are suspended below the coaster track. With your legs dangling below, riders are whisked up, up and away to a height of more than 50 feet. Soaring over treetops like birds...swooping side to side...then hurtling into a scream-evoking nosedive...it's non-stop action as riders race around the track.
Thunderbolt Express is a steel launched shuttle roller coaster that was located at Kings Island in Ohio and then Camden Park in West Virginia, USA. History The ride first opened as the Screamin' Demon at Kings Island in Kings Mills, Ohio, USA.