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Lift base set on new Orion roller coaster coming to Kings Island

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

The last time we looked at the progress on the new Orion roller coaster coming to Kings Island in 2020, we saw the first of 184 pieces of track had been installed. Since then, pieces of track from the end of the brake run into and through the station have been placed. Today, we celebrated another major construction milestone for the much-anticipated attraction with the lift base set and on the way to the top!

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.

Watch Orion take shape. A live stream of the construction is now available. Click here to watch the feed. Better yet, every time you visit Kings Island in the fall, you will get an opportunity to see the construction up close and personal. A ride on The Racer and WindSeeker will give you the two best vantage points.

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