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Thrill-seekers will experience a new level of excitement when they visit Kings Island in 2020. Joining the world-class line-up of roller coasters at the park is OrionĀ®, one of only seven giga coasters in the world, a class of roller coasters having a height or drop of 300-399 feet.

Themed to the park's new Area 72, the ride features the latest prototype vehicle developed by the Project X initiative. Scientists are in a race against time to develop technology capable of weaving transport vehicles through a coming meteor storm and traveling to a new planet within the Orion constellation. For the program to be successful, it needs volunteers to help with testing.

Riders on Orion will plummet down an exhilarating 300-foot first drop, sending them on a high-speed journey over seven more hills and 5,321 feet of track at speeds up to 91 mph on Kings Island's tallest, fastest and longest steel roller coaster. 

Orion was exclusively designed for Kings Island by Switzerland-based Bolliger & Mabillard, which also designed the park's popular Banshee and Diamondback roller coasters.

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Ride Information

Ride Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard  
Coaster Type: Steel  
Classification: Giga  
Lift/Launch System: Chain lift hill  
Duration: 3 minutes  
Trains: 3 trains with 8 cars. Riders are seated 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train  
Capacity: 1,650 riders per hour  
Minimum Height Requirement: 54 inches  
Ride Opening: Spring 2020  

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Ride Stats

Track Length: 5,321 feet  
Height of First Drop: 300 feet  
Length of First Drop: 447 feet   
Total Number of Hills: 8  
Height of Hills: 287 feet, 174 feet, 202 feet, 56 feet, 147 feet, 125 feet, 90 feet, 83 feet  
Top Speed: 91 mph