Just in time for the holiday season, Coasterdynamix has added Kings Island’s retired King Cobra roller coaster to its popular Nanocoaster and Coaster Cutouts souvenir line.
Both items are now available in the Kings Island Gear online store and a must for fans of the ride.
Debuting in 1984 and designed by TOGO, Inc., Tokyo, Japan, King Cobra was the country’s first stand-up, looping roller coaster, on which riders stood rather than sat on the train. The snakelike steel coaster slithered over 2,210 feet of track, reaching speeds up to 50 mph during the thrilling two-minute ride.
King Cobra also featured a 95-foot lift, a 360-degree vertical loop that reached 66 feet high and a 540-degree horizontal loop over a lake. The second loop was banked at 80 degrees and unexpectantly thrusted riders nearly parallel to the ground.
King Cobra was retired after the 2001 season, giving 18.3 million rides during its years of service at Kings Island.
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