Kings Island Ohio, USA
Kings Island has announced Banshee, the world’s longest inverted roller coaster which will scream into action for 2014. Not only will Banshee be the longest inverted roller coaster in the world, but will tie for most inversions on an inverted roller coaster with 7 inversions. Banshee will also take the speed record for B&M inverts at 68 mph, which isn’t reach until the second half of the ride.
The ride layout itself is 4,124 ft. long, featuring: Dive loop, vertical loop (wrapped around the lift hill), zero-g roll, batwing (circa Moonsault Scrambler), vertical loop, inline twist. The train restraints will also be B&M’s flyer/wing rider design, which emphasize a more open experience than traditional over the shoulder restraints.
Kings Island held the announcement at 10 PM amongst a lively crowd chanting the name “Banshee.” Not only were videos available to show guests, but Banshee merchandise which immediately went on sale in the park.
While the height of Banshee is yet to be announced, it would appear to not be taller than Alpengeist, which takes the B&M invert height record with 195 ft.
- Watch the 10 PM Ride Announcement for Banshee
- Watch Banshee POV
- Watch Offride Banshee Video
- Banshee Discussion on CF Forums