Record-Breaking Banshee Roller Coaster Screams Up 4,124 Feet of Track with a Zero-G Roll

By: | May 12th, 2014

The $24 million Banshee Roller Coaster has only been open a few weeks but the tubular track of terror has already set the bar high for the other intense roller coasters set to debut this year.

Banshee is the world’s longest inverted roller coaster with 4,124 feet of track, seven inversions, a spiral, and a zero-G roll! The roller coaster is located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio.

Some quick facts about Banshee:

  • Banshee’s three steel and fiberglass trains can accommodate 1,650 riders per hour.
  • Three trains run with eight cars each. Riders sit four in a row for a total of 32 riders on each train.
  • The roller coaster’s tubular track is 4,124 feet long with a 167-foot high lift.
  • Banshee’s first drop is 150 feet.
  • Banshee features seven inversion, including two vertical loops, a dive loop, a zero-g roll, pretzel knot and an inline twist.
  • The coaster hits speeds up to 68 mph.
  • Banshee’s bone-chilling ride last 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

If you haven’t started to lose your stomach yet, check out the Banshee POV video below:

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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