Kings Island is a 364-acre amusement and waterpark featuring more than 100 world-class rides, shows and attractions. Here are six rides thrill seekers must experience when visiting the park this summer.
1. Mystic Timbers
Mystic Timbers has opened this spring to rave reviews. The 109-foot-tall wooden roller coaster features 16 airtime moments through wooded terrain along 3,265 feet of track at speeds up to 53 mph with an intriguing mystery: What’s in the shed?
2. The Beast
The Beast opened in 1979 and still stands today as the world's longest wooden roller coaster. Come feel the excitement as The Beast unleashes its awesome power on the unsuspecting. The 4-minute, 10-second ride sprawls across a densely-wooded, 35-acre site at speeds up to 65 mph. The Beast annually ranks as one of the best wooden roller coasters in the world in industry and enthusiast polls.
Banshee debuted in 2014 as one of the most highly-anticipated new roller coasters in the world. It didn't disappoint. Themed to a wailing mythological messenger from the underworld with flowing white hair and gleaming eyes, riders scream their way through 4,124 feet of track and seven-stomach churning inversions at speeds up to 68 mph on the world's longest inverted steel roller coaster.
Diamondback opened in 2009 annually ranks as one of the top steel roller coasters in the world in industry and enthusiast polls. The tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island stands 230 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 215 feet at a 74-degree angle. Riders slither their way around 5,282 feet of steep drops, twists and turns through 10 acres of terrain at speeds up to 80 mph with a spectacular splashdown ending.
5. Flight of Fear
Get ready for an adrenaline rush unlike no other when you catapult from zero to 54 mph in just four seconds on this heart-pounding adventure in darkness through four inversions. The steel roller coaster was the world’s first with a linear induction motor (LIM) launch system.
On this steel roller coaster, you’ll be rocketed through 3,800 feet of track at speeds exceeding 55 mph through two vertical loops, double corkscrew, boomerang turn, and a 360-degree helix. It was the first roller coaster in the world to send riders through six inversions when it debuted in 1987.