Clues Surface About Kings Island’s Hyper Coaster, Mustang
2009 Kings Island Roller CoasterRumors that Kings Island will be getting a Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coaster are looking more and more like fact. On Tuesday an article was written which pretty much confirmed the coaster. The Dayton Daily News reported on the details they were able to discern from the drawings Kings Island filed with the city of Mason Planning Department.

The plans describe a 4,200 foot long roller coaster. The article describes where it will be located: “It will span from just behind International Street and the Eiffel Tower and over the Rivertown area, between The Crypt and Potato Works and over into what appears to be a wooded area.”

2009 Kings Island Roller CoasterAt the same time, construction signs are popping up around the park that tease the new attraction. This particular construction photo (pictured right) lends some weight to the rumored name, Mustang. As in the song, “Mustang Sally”. The Dayton Daily News has photos of the blueprints. In the blueprints you can see that the new hyper coaster will feature the same staggered seating layout that debuted on Canada’s Wonderland’s Behemoth this year.

Mustang should be a great ride. At 4,200 feet, it will be shorter than the other B&M hyper coasters like Nitro (5,394 ft), Raging Bull (5,057 ft), and Apollo’s Chariot (4,882 ft). But it will feature a ride out into the woods, the aforementioned staggered seating and splash section similar to Griffon and SheiKra. So Mustang will be somewhat unique. And as with all B&M’s riders will be treated to an ultra-smooth ride.

Read the full story at the Dayton Daily News.

**UPDATE** 7/23 – Kings Island has launched a teaser page with hints on their new coaster. Read more at: Kings Island Teases 2009 Coaster

Check out this on ride video of a simulation that a coaster enthusiast made with No Limits:

What do you think of Kings Island’s rumored coaster? Leave a comment below.

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2 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    IF this is to be built. un fortionitly i will be disappointed, PKI has a load of roller coasters. and when i hear "hyper coaster" i was expecting something that would at least go upside down, this is alright, its a tame coaster. but i doubt trill seekers will be amused by this at all. and the output wont be nearly as much as they would probably expect, mho, vortex looks more thrilling. but this does look smoother, to help first timers get into the action.

  2. Anonymous

    Are you kidding me? Have you ever been on a B&M hyper coaster? Going upside down on a roller coaster isn't everything. This coaster is going to be huge and the airtime hills are going to be amAzing! Everyone is going to love this ride and it is bound to be one of the best if not the best at KI. Plus with clamshell restraints oh my gosh you will feel so free yet safe all at the same time. And a splashdown! Holy Moly! It will be great!


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