Today marked the final piece of track instillation of Banshee at Kings Island, a world record breaking inverted roller coaster. The final piece, seen above, connected the ride's track to the brake run - commonly the last piece installed on Bolliger and Mabillard rides. Kings Island's Twitter account, where the photo came from, notes that it took 160 days to complete Banshee, one day less than Diamondback.
This photo is from a couple days ago, but I had not shared it here yet - it shows off the heartline roll that takes place near the end of the ride. Banshee's trains will swoop up into the roll, which has very little elevation change take place during it. Should be a very interesting sensation as we are accustomed to the more traditional arc-shaped heartline rolls on B&M inverted coasters.
Additionally, here is a view of Banshee's station progress - the park has made a lot of headway on the gothic themed structure. I love the high cathedral style ceiling, and can't wait to see the finished product. While we won't have too many updates for a while now that track and supports are complete, before long we will be able to look forward to seeing Banshee testing!
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