Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Kings Island reopens with premiere of new Orion giga coaster

On July 2, Kings Island debuted its newest coaster to the park’s season passholders. Joining the world-class line-up of coasters at the park is Orion®, one of only seven giga coasters in the world, a class of coasters having a height or drop of 300-399 ft.

Orion plunges riders down a 300-foot drop before sending them on a high-speed journey over seven more hills at speeds of up to 91 mph. Racing along 5,321 feet of track; it is Kings Island’s tallest, fastest and longest steel coaster.

Along with the introduction of Orion, the park welcomes guests back to the park for a later than expected 2020 opening. The amusement park has put stringent health, safety and hygiene protocols in place to allow a safe opening that align with CDC recommendations and have been shaped by information from company and industry health and safety experts.   Download the Welcoming You Back Guide here.

The park is open daily for Season Passholders with a reservation today through July 11, and to everyone on Sunday, July 12.  Reservations are available on the park’s website,

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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