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Don Helbig

Area Manager, Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Roller coaster aficionados who visit Kings Island have 9.2 miles of thrills awaiting them. That’s how far they can travel by riding each of the park’s 16 roller coasters, including each side of The Racer.

To be specific, listed below are the lengths of each of Kings Island’s roller coasters:

  • The Beast 7,359 feet
  • The Racer 6,830 feet (3,415 feet each side)
  • Diamondback 5,282 feet
  • Banshee 4,124 feet
  • The Vortex 3,800
  • Firehawk 3,340 feet
  • Mystic Timbers 3,265 feet
  • Adventure Express 2,963 feet
  • Flight of Fear 2,705 feet
  • The Bat 2,352 feet
  • Invertigo 1,970 feet
  • Backlot Stunt Coaster 1,960 feet
  • Woodstock Express 1,350 feet
  • Flying Ace Aerial Chase 1,129 feet
  • Surf Dog 302 feet
  • The Great Pumpkin Coaster 199 feet

That adds up to 48,930 feet of track, or 9.2 miles of roller coaster excitement!

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