Orion Vehicle on display
The first look at the lead car for the Orion rollercoaster, scheduled to debut at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio, in 2020, greeted attendees at the Bolliger & Mabillard booth during the recent IAAPA Expo. Joining the world-class line-up of coasters at the park is Orion, one of only seven mega coasters in the world, a class of coasters having a height or drop of 300-399 feet (91-122 m).
From Bolliger & Mabillard, Orion will plunge riders down an exhilarating 300-foot (91 m) drop before sending them on a high-speed journey over seven more hills at speeds of up to 91 mph (146 kph). Racing along 5,321 feet (1,622 m) of track, it will be Kings Island’s tallest, fastest and longest steel coaster.