Banshee is a steel roller coaster located at Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio. Designed and built by Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), Banshee opened on April 18, 2014. The roller coaster features 4,124 feet (1,257 m) of track making it the longest inverted roller coaster. It’s also the first inverted coaster built in the United States since the Patriot debuted at Worlds of Fun in 2006.
Banshee stands 167 feet (51 m) tall and features a first drop of 150 feet (46 m). With a length of 4,124 feet (1,257 m), the ride is the world’s longest inverted roller coaster. The ride includes seven inversions including two vertical loops, a dive loop, a zero-g roll, a pretzel knot and an inline twist. Riders experience speeds of up to 68 miles per hour (109 km/h) on the 2 minute and 40 second ride.
After departing from the station, the train makes a left turn towards the 167-foot (51 m) chain lift hill. While reaching the top, the sound of a banshee screaming is played as the train drops 150 feet (46 m) into a heavily-banked right turn. After reaching the bottom of the drop, riders enter a dive loop immediately followed by a vertical loop around the lift hill. Continuing down the valley, the train enters the third inversion, a zero-gravity roll, where riders experience the feeling of weightlessness.
Next, the train makes an upward left-hand turn into a “pretzel knot“. Upon exiting the pretzel knot, the train enters a second vertical loop before making a right turn into an inline twist. Following a downward left hand helix, the train makes a final banked right turn into the final brake run leading back to the station. At night, Banshee employs state-of-the-art lighting and fog effects to enhance the riding experience.
- Location North America / United States of America / Ohio
- Status Operating
- Classification Roller Coaster
- Type Steel
- Design Inverted
- Make Bolliger & Mabillard
- Speed 109,4
- Height 50,9
- Drop 45.7
- Inversions 7
- Length 1257
- Duration 2:40
- Amusement Park Kings Island
- Capacity 1650
- Elements Chain Lift Hill, Dive loop, In-Line Twist, Loop, Pretzel Knot, Zero-G Roll