New Kings Island Giga Coaster - Beast Unleashed? Nope! It's Orion!

The rumors are flying about what is coming to Kings Islanddown near Cincinnati which is owned by the same company as Cedar Point (Cedar Fair). The Son of Beast roller coaster came down and now the Firehawk roller coast is being dismantled which supposedly leaves a large plot of open area for what could be a giga coaster (coaster over 300 feet tall) to be built to open in 2020. Although the park will not confirm nor deny anything (much like we saw with the mystery surrounding Cedar Point's Steel Vengeance before its official announcement), speculation is running rampant, further fueled by this concept video below for Beast Unleashed. Even though the video looks very polished and well-produced, a spokesman for Kings Island claims the video was not created by or for Kings Island. 

It has been over 25 years since I last made a trip down to Kings Island, but if this Beast Unleashed giga coaster actually comes to fruition (or even something similar to it), I foresee a future trip down I-75 to check it out.

UPDATE 8/16: The new giga coaster at Kings Island has been announced. It is Orion! Take a virtual ride below.

 
 

Take a ride on the Beast Unleashed in the video below...reminds me a bit of Cedar Point's Millenium Force.

 
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