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Kings Island announces opening date for ‘tallest, fastest and longest’ roller coaster

The coaster is slated to open in April 2020.

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio — In August, Kings Island introduced what it calls the "tallest, fastest and longest" roller coaster coming to the park.

The roller coaster, called "Orion", is one of seven giga coasters in the world — that class of roller coasters having a height or drop of 300-399 feet.

On Tuesday, January 14, the amusement park announced that the final steel delivery had arrived and that construction is on schedule. 

The roller coaster will be located in the park's new Area 72, and includes a 300-foot drop, seven more hills and 5,321 feet of track. The park says the coaster can reach speeds up to 91 mph.

The ride is set to open Saturday,  April 11. Learn more about the ride here.

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