UPDATE 8/8/13 – Kings Island has announced Banshee for 2014. It will debut as the longest inverted roller coaster in the World with seven loops & 4,100+ feet of track. Read and watch a video here: Banshee Roller Coaster Coming to Kings Island in 2014 [divider_line]
Creepy figures are showing up at the construction site for what many believe will be Kings Island’s 2014 roller coaster. No one knows for sure, but rumors are pointing to a large steel roller coaster (possibly from Bolliger & Mabillard). Most think it will either be a wing coaster (like Gatekeeper) or a giga coaster (like Leviathan).
Will Kings Island’s 2014 Roller Coaster be Called Banshee?
For a while now, enthusiasts have been calling the 2014 project, “Banshee” because Cedar Fair filed for a trademark to use the name back in April. Of course we don’t know that they’ll use it for Kings Island, but that’s the prevailing thought.
According to Wikipedia, a banshee is:
is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. – Wikipedia
Could the figures have nothing to do with the new coaster?
Those new creepy, scarecrow-like figures don’t make me think of a banshee. The banshees I’ve seen in fiction have been female (except for the X-Men character) and those figures look like masculine to me. I wonder if Kings Island may just be using all of the attention that the construction site is receiving as a chance to promote the park’s Halloween attractions.
Remember when Carowinds put in those “Huss GF”survey stakes? We ended up getting WindSeeker instead of a Huss Giant Frisbee like we thought. At the same time Carowinds had a billboard off of a major highway in Charlotte that read “FURY” in big ominous letters. Again, some wondered if that was a hint for a new ride or roller coaster, but it ended up being a tease for a new Halloween attraction.