Construction of the world’s longest inverted roller coaster Banshee is headed into the home stretch.
The final two pieces of track for Kings Island’s $24 million coaster were delivered Wednesday from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia to the Mason amusement park.
Four of Banshee’s seven inversions have already been constructed and the coaster is on track to make its debut when the park opens in April, park officials said.
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Banshee will become the fastest B&M coaster in the nation, surpassing the previous record of 67 mph held by Busch Gardens-Williamsburg’s Alpengeist.
The ride starts with a 167-foot ascent before plunging 150 feet and pitching white-knuckled riders through a dive loop, vertical loop, zero-gravity roller, two batwing inversions, a second vertical loop and a 170 foot heartline finale.
The coaster represents the 364-acre Mason amusement park’s largest investment in its 42-year history, say park officials.
Video/Courtesy Kings Island