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Track work nears completion on Banshee

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Track piece No. 100 the last piece to go in

Track work is nearing completion on the longest inverted roller coaster in the world, "Banshee," at Kings Island.

Work crews are expected to install the final piece of track, track piece No. 100, by the end of the week.

Since the ride was announced last summer, I've been asked how Banshee compares to other inverted roller coasters. There is no comparison. There is no other inverted roller coaster like it anywhere. The size of the loops are massive, much larger than on any other inverted roller coaster. The top speed of 68 mph makes it the fastest B&M inverted roller coaster in the world. With seven mind-bending inversions, riders aren't going to know which way is up or down while they're screaming their way through 4,124 feet of track. 

One of the most anticipated new rides in the world for this year, Banshee makes its debut April 18 when Kings Island opens for the 2014 season.


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