Kings Island roller coaster: The amusement park is promising a 'world record-breaking' roller coaster. Channel 5, WLWT of Cincinnati, says the Kings Island ride will have four loops and a corkscrew.
Planning documents show that Kings Island's new thrill ride will occupy the area where the ill-fated Son of Beast roller coaster once stood at the southwest Ohio theme park.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports zoning records indicate that a new coaster identified only as "the 2014 Project" is in the works. But a US Patent Office filing shows a request by the park’s parent company to trademark “Banshee” on an amusement park ride. Kings Island has declined to discuss the new ride, but has scheduled an announcement the night of Aug. 8 to unveil plans for what it calls a new "world record-breaking attraction."
The 364-acre theme park and waterpark north of Cincinnati has 14 roller coaster rides, including The Beast. Built in 1979, The Beast claims to be the longest wooden coaster in the world.