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Models of Kings Island's new Orion roller coaster available at WinterFest

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

Construction on Kings Island’s new Orion roller coaster has yet to be completed but that hasn’t stopped Nanocoaster maker CoasterDynamix of Elkton, VA from adding the park’s newest thrill ride along with the retired Vortex and Son of Beast to its lineup of scale models.

Manufactured with high quality stainless steel and constructed on a laser cut acrylic base, these easy to assemble models are available to purchase at WinterFest and make for the perfect Christmas gift for the Kings Island enthusiast on your holiday shopping list.

Opening spring 2020, Orion will be one of only seven giga coasters in the world, a class of roller coasters having a height or drop of 300-399 feet.

Riders on Orion will plummet down an exhilarating 300-foot drop before sending them on a high-speed journey over seven more hills at speeds up to 91 mph on the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island, and the longest steel roller coaster at 5,321 feet.

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