Monday, January 13, 2014

Banshee Heads Toward the Finish Line

© Kings Island
Only a couple elements left until the construction of Banshee at Kings Island is complete!  Last week work crews finished the massive, and I really mean massive, Batwing element.  They then turned their attention to the ride's second vertical loop which is about half complete in the photo above.

Make sure you take notice of the construction equipment on the ground to get a feel for how tall these elements are.  I wish the park had released specific maneuver heights, I especially wonder how tall the first half of the Batwing is - I would wager that it is bigger than a lot of roller coasters' first lifts!

After the vertical loop is complete there's a turn around that leads into an elevated heartline roll and helix finale - then Banshee will be complete!