Sunday, February 23, 2020

Orion Begins Test Runs at Kings Island

© Kings Island
Ahh, the smell of freshly run new-for-2020 roller coasters is in the air in Southwest Ohio, specifically at Kings Island where Orion has just started testing!

The theme park posted a surprise blog post on Saturday evening announcing that the giga-coater had completed the first runs.  Trains have now fully completed Orion's 300 foot first drop, and made quick work of the ride's 5,321 feet of track.

The new coaster will open with the park on April 11th, but those participating in the first riders benefit fundraiser will get a go on Orion on April 9th.  That's just over six weeks from now, not long to wait at all!

Check out the video of Orion testing below!