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Banshee it is. Worlds longest Inverted coaster at 4124-ft and beats Alpengeist in speed by one mile more per hour!

https://www.visitkingsisland.com/banshee

I love the teaser video and how it shows the destruction of Son of Beast!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0prGGzKtAA

 
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Yeah I'm really digging it too!

I'll probably do a Midwest trip next year to include Holiday World, Kings Island and maybe another park in that area.

KI has a winner with this one!
 

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RE: Kings Island 2014 Announcement - Banshee

They should offer those trains for every park with an invert, that'd be absolutely lovely.

Now the layout is kinda meh, I don't really know what to say about it other than that it's nothing terribly exciting. I mean sure it's the first invert with a lift hill through the loop, but it's basically just a bit of Alpengeist (immelmann and loop), batman (2 loops, zero-g roll), and Montu (Batwing). B&M really hasn't stretched their horizons lately outside of the wing coasters, I mean since the flyer debuted all they've managed was an ampersand hammerhead and a 1.5x G-roll. It would've been nice to see B&M try and push themselves with this ride but beyond the Batmen and Nemesis, none of the inverts have really been knock your socks off intense.
 
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b.mac said:
Now the layout is kinda meh, I don't really know what to say about it other than that it's nothing terribly exciting. I mean sure it's the first invert with a lift hill through the loop, but it's basically just a bit of Alpengeist (immelmann and loop), batman (2 loops, zero-g roll), and Montu (Batwing).

Banshee looks better than both Alp and Montu especially since there is no mid-course brake run to kill the speed and pacing.

B&M really hasn't stretched their horizons lately outside of the wing coasters, I mean since the flyer debuted all they've managed was an ampersand hammerhead and a 1.5x G-roll. It would've been nice to see B&M try and push themselves with this ride but beyond the Batmen and Nemesis, none of the inverts have really been knock your socks off intense.

Fire Dragon at IOA and Katun at Mirabilandia say "Hello!"
 

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RE: Kings Island 2014 Announcement - Banshee

I just realize why I love Banshee's layout so much: They left out my least favorite inversions. A B&M invert without a cobra roll or a corkscrew? :heart:
 
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Another thing to note that is stated in the press release...

Two of the most unique features about Banshee are the massive size of every loop, and unlike other roller coasters, the top speed isn’t reached until halfway through the ride’s course.

Since Banshee’s lift hill is on a higher elevation of terrain than the other side of the ride that goes down into a valley, the total elevation change is 208 feet from the highest point at the top of the lift hill to the lowest point, which is the bottom of the batwing between loops four and five.

To my knowledge, no other B&M reaches max velocity at the midpoint of the ride. The pacing for this coaster is gonna be sick!
 
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Zachary said:
I just realize why I love Banshee's layout so much: They left out my least favorite inversions. A B&M invert without a cobra roll or a corkscrew? :heart:

Maybe it's called something else but what's the element at 1:36 in the first POV video?
 

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RE: Kings Island 2014 Announcement - Banshee

It's an inline twist. Again, looks amazing.

If B&M can pull some Alpengeist-level force out of this thing, this has the potential being a top three coaster for me.
 

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RE: Kings Island 2014 Announcement - Banshee

Unagi, Nemesis is the only other B&M that does it. Interesting that they're both inverts...

That lift hill looks completely weird in the videos, like it's 20 degrees steeper than it's supposed to be.
 
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b.mac said:
Unagi, Nemesis is the only other B&M that does it. Interesting that they're both inverts...

The thing with Nemesis though is that it doesn't have a big first drop like most coasters. This is due to Alton Towers' strict height restriction. I've been on it and the ride does just seem to keep getting faster and faster as it goes through its course. Heck, after the helix it seems like one big blur as it is that intense. I should've been more clear stating that I didn't know of any other B&M coaster with a big first drop that is going faster at its midpoint.

That lift hill looks completely weird in the videos, like it's 20 degrees steeper than it's supposed to be.

It looks like B&M is going with steeper lifts on many of their newer coasters. Banshee's lift looks about the same as Oziris at Parc Asterix.
 
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Didn't Alpengeist used to hold the record for longest inverted coaster at one point or was ti a similar but different record?
 

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It sure did, PR! It was in fact the longest inverted coaster until Banshee. It's still the fastest, I think (but I might be thinking of tallest).
 
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No Alpengeist was not the longest, another inverted coaster in another country was longer. Alpengeist was the Tallest and Fastest. Now Banshee will be the Fastest, but Alpengeist will still hold the record for the tallest inverted coaster.
 
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I think Montu was the longest invert before Banshee.
 
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