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Banshee Rollercoaster Construction Timeline and Photos

Could you climb up there to build a coaster?
Could you climb up there to build a coaster?
Kings Island

Check back here for updates on the Banshee coaster construction, straight from Kings Island Amusement Park in Mason, Ohio. The Banshee will be a record-breaking coaster, promising to be the longest inverted roller coaster in the world.

Banshee 150-Foot Drop Construction
Banshee 150-Foot Drop Construction Kings Island

Banshee 150-Foot Drop Construction

October 11th, 2013

The first 150-foot drop of the Banshee roller coaster has officially been completed.

The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” at Kings Island will boast 4,124 feet of track that gains speeds of up to 68 mph. With seven inversions, the Banshee promises to thrill both speed and loop-seekers alike. The $24 million Banshee attraction is expected to be ready-to-ride when Kings Island opens in April, 2014.

First 150-Ft Drop of Banshee Coaster Completed
First 150-Ft Drop of Banshee Coaster Completed Kings Island

First 150-Ft Drop of Banshee Coaster Completed

October 11th, 2013

The first 150-foot drop of the Banshee roller coaster has officially been completed.

The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” at Kings Island will boast 4,124 feet of track that gains speeds of up to 68 mph. With seven inversions, the Banshee promises to thrill both speed and loop-seekers alike. The $24 million Banshee attraction is expected to be ready-to-ride when Kings Island opens in April, 2014.

Banshee Track Construction
Banshee Track Construction Kings Island

Banshee Track Construction

October 23rd, 2013

Construction continues on the Banshee roller coaster at Kings Island as this brave soul bolts yet another piece of track into place.

The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” at Kings Island will boast 4,124 feet of track that gains speeds of up to 68 mph. With seven inversions, the Banshee promises to thrill both speed and loop-seekers alike. The $24 million Banshee attraction is expected to be ready-to-ride when Kings Island opens in April, 2014.

Banshee Coaster Loop Construction
Banshee Coaster Loop Construction Kings Island

Banshee Coaster Loop Construction

October 30th, 2013

While we are all out trick-or-treating, the top of the Banshee loop receives another piece of track.

The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” at Kings Island will boast 4,124 feet of track that gains speeds of up to 68 mph. With seven inversions, the Banshee promises to thrill both speed and loop-seekers alike. The $24 million Banshee attraction is expected to be ready-to-ride when Kings Island opens in April, 2014.

Banshee Loop Construction Completed
Banshee Loop Construction Completed Kings Island

Banshee Loop Construction Completed

October 30th, 2013

While we are all out trick-or-treating, the top of the Banshee loop receives another piece of track.

The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” at Kings Island will boast 4,124 feet of track that gains speeds of up to 68 mph. With seven inversions, the Banshee promises to thrill both speed and loop-seekers alike. The $24 million Banshee attraction is expected to be ready-to-ride when Kings Island opens in April, 2014.

Banshee Coaster Construction Update
Banshee Coaster Construction Update Kings Island

Banshee Coaster Construction Update

November 1st, 2013

Construction on the Banshee roller coaster continues. Completed elements of the record-breaking coaster now include:

  • Lift hill
  • First drop
  • Dive loop
  • Loop interacting with the lift hill

The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” at Kings Island will boast 4,124 feet of track that gains speeds of up to 68 mph. With seven inversions, the Banshee promises to thrill both speed and loop-seekers alike. The $24 million Banshee attraction is expected to be ready-to-ride when Kings Island opens in April, 2014.

Banshee Construction Update
Banshee Construction Update Kings Island

Banshee Construction Update

November 1st, 2013

Construction on the Banshee roller coaster continues. Completed elements of the record-breaking coaster now include:

Lift hill
First drop
Dive loop
Loop interacting with the lift hill

The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” at Kings Island will boast 4,124 feet of track that gains speeds of up to 68 mph. With seven inversions, the Banshee promises to thrill both speed and loop-seekers alike. The $24 million Banshee attraction is expected to be ready-to-ride when Kings Island opens in April, 2014.

Winter Construction on Banshee at Kings Island
Winter Construction on Banshee at Kings Island Kings Island

Winter Construction on Banshee at Kings Island

January 2nd, 2014

Despite bone-chilling winds and enough snow to bury The Beast, construction workers were unaffected by the frozen climate. Construction on The Banshee at Kings Island continues without a hitch.

The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” at Kings Island will boast 4,124 feet of track that gains speeds of up to 68 mph. With seven inversions, the Banshee promises to thrill both speed and loop-seekers alike. The $24 million Banshee attraction is expected to be ready-to-ride when Kings Island opens in April, 2014.

Banshee at Kings Island Winter Construction
Banshee at Kings Island Winter Construction Kings Island

Banshee at Kings Island Winter Construction

January 2nd, 2014

Despite bone-chilling winds and enough snow to bury The Beast, construction workers were unaffected by the frozen climate. Construction on The Banshee at Kings Island continues without a hitch.

The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” at Kings Island will boast 4,124 feet of track that gains speeds of up to 68 mph. With seven inversions, the Banshee promises to thrill both speed and loop-seekers alike. The $24 million Banshee attraction is expected to be ready-to-ride when Kings Island opens in April, 2014.

Final Track Elements Delivered to Banshee Construction Site
Final Track Elements Delivered to Banshee Construction Site Kings Island

Final Track Elements Delivered to Banshee Construction Site

January 15th, 2014

If you saw this semi headed down the freeway in January, you were looking at the final two pieces of the Banshee rollercoaster at Kings Island.

The tracks left Batavia Ohio's Clerment Steel Fabricators for direct delivery to the Banshee construction site.

The following track elements have been completed:

  • Lift hill
  • 150-foot Curved Drop
  • Loop interacting with the lift
  • Zero-G-Roll
  • Batwing
  • Outside Loop

To be completed before opening day:

  • Spiral
  • In-Line Roll
  • Carousel

The world’s longest inverted roller coaster, “Banshee,” at Kings Island will boast 4,124 feet of track that gains speeds of up to 68 mph. With seven inversions, the Banshee promises to thrill both speed and loop-seekers alike. The $24 million Banshee attraction is expected to be ready-to-ride when Kings Island opens in April, 2014.

Hints of Completion
Hints of Completion Kings Island

Hints of Completion

January 23rd, 2014

Looks like today may be the day! Kings Island updated Twitter with breaking news that the last beam of the Banshee was being hoisted into place. Think we will see some test-ride photos soon?