Ohio State University theme park engineering group visits Kings Island

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – Members of the Ohio State University theme park engineering group were treated to a construction tour of the new Banshee roller coaster at Kings Island on Friday.

Banshee will send riders screaming through 4,124 feet of track and seven inversions at speeds up to 68 mph during the 2-minute, 40-second ride.

After plunging down a 150-foot first drop, riders will go through a Curved Drop, Dive Loop, loop interacting with the lift, Zero-G-Roll, Batwing, Outside Loop, Spiral, In-line Roll and Carousel.

The $24 million steel coaster opens in April 2014.

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