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Banshee trains delivered to Kings Island

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Photos courtesy of Kings Island Photos courtesy of Kings Island
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The vehicles for the first of three trains for the new Banshee roller coaster at Kings Island were delivered to on Wednesday.

Track work on the roller coaster was completed on January 23. It took the Adena Corp. 160 days to erect the ride after the first piece of track was delivered Aug. 16 to the park.

The ride will last a total of 2 minutes and 40 seconds long. It's also the first female-inspired thrill ride at a Cedar Fair Entertainment amusement park, which owns and operates Kings Island.

Passengers will be seated in cars four across. Officials say a total of three trains, each with eight cars, will send approximately 1,650 riders through Banshee's madness each hour.

Currently under construction, Banshee will be the world's longest inverted roller coaster when the $24 million ride makes its highly-anticipated debut April 18.

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