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  1. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/explore/orion Thrill-seekers will experience a new level of excitement when they visit Kings Island in 2020. Joining the world-class line-up of roller coasters at the park is Orion®, one of only seven giga coasters in the world, a class of roller coasters having a height or drop of 300-399 feet. Themed to the park's new Area 72, the ride features the latest prototype vehicle developed by the Project X initiative. Scientists are in a race against time to develop technology capable of weaving transport vehicles through a coming meteor storm and traveling to a new planet within the Orion constellation. For the program to be successful, it needs volunteers to help with testing. Riders on Orion will plummet down an exhilarating 300-foot first drop, sending them on a high-speed journey over seven more hills and 5,321 feet of track at speeds up to 91 mph on Kings Island's tallest, fastest and longest steel roller coaster. Orion was exclusively designed for Kings Island by Switzerland-based Bolliger & Mabillard, which also designed the park's popular Banshee and Diamondback roller coasters. - Ride Information Ride Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard Coaster Type: Steel Classification: Giga Lift/Launch System: Chain lift hill Duration: 3 minutes Trains: 3 trains with 8 cars. Riders are seated 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train Capacity: 1,650 riders per hour Minimum Height Requirement: 54 inches Ride Opening: Spring 2020 - Ride Stats Track Length: 5,321 feet Height of First Drop: 300 feet Length of First Drop: 447 feet Total Number of Hills: 8 Height of Hills: 287 feet, 174 feet, 202 feet, 56 feet, 147 feet, 125 feet, 90 feet, 83 feet Top Speed: 91 mph - Trailer: Front Seat POV: Birdseye View:
  2. BLOG: Kings Island to live stream 2020 announcement https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/august/kings-island-to-live-stream-2020-announcement
  3. Local12: Clue to Kings Island's big announcement https://local12.com/news/local/clue-to-kings-islands-big-announcement-cincinnati
  4. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/august/kings-island-to-make-major-announcement-august-15
  5. https://ir.cedarfair.com/news/news-details/2019/Cedar-Fair-Signs-Definitive-Agreement-to-Acquire-Two-Iconic-Texas-Water-Parks-From-Schlitterbahn/default.aspx
  6. For reference, Skylab: https://www.kiextreme.com/historygallery/displayimage.php?pid=185 Zodiac: https://www.kiextreme.com/historygallery/displayimage.php?pid=641
  7. The fountain programming isn't completed yet, once they start the choreographed fountain and fireworks shows later this month, the fountains will be capable of reaching twice the height of the old ones. Flight Commander was the ride with the fatality in that location, which replaced the double-wheel Zodiac, which is one of the rides named in the theming. Skylab was the HUSS Giant Enterprise formerly located next to the entrance to Coney Mall.
  8. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/march/glockenspiel-to-return-for-kings-island’s-2019-season
  9. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/march/new-brewhouse-restaurant-opening-at-kings-island NEW BREWHOUSE RESTAURANT OPENING AT KINGS ISLAND March 14, 2019 Kings Island will continue to build on its dining experience in 2019 with the opening of a new restaurant. The Miami River Brewhouse will be located in the Rivertown area of the park directly across from the award-winning Mystic Timbers roller coaster. The menu, personally crafted by Kings Island’s Executive Chef, James Major, will feature taps from the finest local breweries as well as appetizers, salads, gourmet sandwiches and premium burgers. Selections will include: Pull Apart Bread – cheddar, garlic butter, scallions with beer mustard and Sri-Rancha (appetizer) That’s One Big Pretzel – Bavarian twist with bacon jam and beer cheese (appetizer) Texas Bahn Mi – smoked beef, cucumber, carrot, cilantro with Sri-Mayo served on French bread London’s Bridge – fried cod, cheese, tartar sauce served with super slaw Big Bacon Burger – a double patty burger with Havarti cheese, candied onion, bacon jam and sliced bacon Impossible Burger – vegan burger with herb mustard, cucumber, lettuce, tomato and onion Last year Kings Island opened Coney Bar B Que, featuring various barbecue favorites including St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, rotisserie chicken and Queen City Sausage along with a fresh selection of side dishes. Miami River Brewhouse will be included in the park’s dining plans. Kings Island opens for the 2019 season on April 20. Click here for 2019 operating days and hours.
  10. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/january/international-street-and-royal-fountain-to-get-major-offseason-renovation
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