BANSHEE OPENS AT KINGS ISLAND

The eagerly anticipated Banshee, the world’s longest inverted coaster, opened to the public on April 14.  Featuring a 150-foot drop, 7 inversions and top speed of 68 mph, this new record-setting B&M creation looks like a real winner.  Early reviews are wildly enthusiastic.  The park’s $24,000,000 investment, its highest ever, has already drawn a reported 44,000 riders within the first couple of days of its opening. Traffic was backed up for miles outside Kings Island and the average wait time to ride Banshee was about three hours.  Video courtesy of CoasterForce.