Kings Island Introduces World's Longest Inverted Roller Coaster
The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” opens in April of 2014 at Kings Island. The first female-inspired thrill ride at a Cedar Fair Entertainment amusement park, Banshee will send riders screaming through 4124.1 feet of track and seven mind-bending inversions at speeds up to 68 miles per hour!
The ride layout is specially designed for Kings Island. Elements will include Curved Drop, Dive Loop, Looping interacting with the lift, Zero-G-Roll, Batwing, Outside Loop, Spiral, In-Line-Roll, and Carousel.
Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers is a roller coaster design consultancy based in Monthey, Switzerland. The company was founded in 1988 by Walter Bolliger and Claude Mabillard, with Bolliger acting as president and Mabillard as vice president. The company started with four employees and has since grown to more than 30 people, comprised of engineers and draftsmen.
Since 1990, B&M has designed a number of ground-breaking and critically acclaimed roller coasters. In fact, B&M features 23 of the top 50 roller coasters on the Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards Top 50 Steel Coasters list for 2012, five of which are listed in the top 10 including Diamondback at Kings Island. They have more top-ranked roller coasters than any other ride manufacturer on the list.
B&M roller coasters are renowned for their smooth ride, comfortable seats and restraints, reliability, low maintenance, impeccable safety record and ride capacity. As of 2013, B&M has more than 80 roller coasters operating worldwide. Banshee will be Kings Island’s second B&M roller coaster.
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