In 2020, Kings Island will launch its 15th roller coaster with its tallest yet, Orion. On this new steel coaster, riders will be lifted to a height of 287 feet only to plummet down a 300-foot drop. With a drop this large, Orion will join the ranks of the rare, sky-scraping giga roller coasters. It will feature 5,321 feet of track and reach speeds of 91 mph. Orion Teaser Video What to Expect on Kings Island’s Orion Kings Islands fans have already been treated to the smoothness and speed of a Bolliger & Mabillard creation in their hyper coaster Diamondback. For Orion, they can expect much of the same smoothness and rideability, but with a more powerful punch of g-forces; especially at the bottom of those hills. By looking at its layout, Orion looks to follow the same “high speed and turns” formula as other recent giga coasters like the popular Fury 325 at my home park, Carowinds. Orion’s Twisted Turn Around Orion’s Layout Orion Flies Through a Banked Hill So we can expect more g-forces (downward pressure) at certain points, but still a smooth and enjoyable ride. Those stomach dropping ups and downs of Diamondback will be swapped out with some fun and thrilling banked turns. Orion POV Video Find Tickets to Cincinnati Attractions Planning a trip to Kings Island or the Cincinnati area? Our travel partner has gathered some of the best deals on Kings Island and other attractions in the area for CoasterCritic readers. Check out their latest deals. What’s Your Take? What do you think of the addition of Orion? Are you excited about this roller coaster or would you have preferred a different type? 3 Responses Judy P in Pgh September 18, 2019 I LOVE Fury 325 at Carowinds and Leviathan at Canada’s Wonderland, so I can’t wait for Orion! Reply Brady c0510 September 21, 2019 I totally agree with what you said! Fury 325 is amazing and personally my favorite coaster out there. I have never been on Leviathan, but have have seen it on Internet and it looks fun. Ben to kings island multiple times as I am originally from Ohio. Really like the diamond back and the banshee. I’m am super exited and can’t wait for Orion! Reply Wc429 September 21, 2019 Same here! In my opinion fury 325 at Caroline’s is the best roller coaster/ride I have ever been on. I love the drop and intense turns and hills. Can’t wait for Orion! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.