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All Kings Island Ride Heights For Roller Coasters & Rides

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The Beast Roller Coaster at Kings Island | Photo: Jeremy Thompson

The sister and predecessor to Kings Dominion, Kings Island boasts its own collection of world-class roller coasters and fun rides.

Located near Cincinnati Ohio, the amusement park has giga coasters, some of the best wooden roller coasters, inverted coasters, and more attractions that thrill seekers rave about.

So soon, I’ll be doing a ranking of Kings Island’s coasters like I did for Kings Dominion’s coasters.

But in the meantime, we’re going to talk about the highest point of each roller coaster and ride at Kings Island. At least, all rides that have height to them. So no, the grand carousel or White Water Canyon won’t be in this list.

All the same, here are all of the Kings Island ride heights!

Related Reading: How To Visit Kings Island On A Budget

Kings Island Roller Coasters Heights

When it comes to amusement parks, Kings Island is known for its impressive collection of roller coasters. Here’s a breakdown of the heights of the roller coasters at Kings Island:

The Great Pumpkin Coaster

Located in Planet Snoopy, The Great Pumpkin Coaster is a kiddie coaster that stands at a wholesome 8-foot tall. It’s the perfect ride for young kids who want to experience the thrill of a roller coaster without being scared.

Fun Fact: The coaster has also been known as Scooby Zoom, Top Cat’s Taxi Jam, and Little Bill’s Giggle Coaster.

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Flight of Fear with Lights On

Flight of Fear

Flight of Fear is an indoor coaster that launches riders from 0 to 54 miles per hour in just four seconds. The coaster stands at 74 feet tall and features multiple inversions.

Fun Fact: This Outer Limits has a leg up on its twin at Kings Dominion, having more theming throughout its queue. 

On the flip side, Kings Dominion’s Flight of Fear holds the record as the first launch coaster, having set that record in April 1996.

Woodstock Express

Woodstock Express is a family coaster that stands at nearly 40 feet tall. It’s a great ride for families with young kids who want to experience the thrill of a roller coaster together.

Fun Fact: Woodstock is a modification of a design that John C Allen created upon becoming the president of Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters. 

It’s the first of three models, with the other two being located at sister parks Kings Dominion and Carowinds.

Mystic Timbers

Mystic Timbers is one of the park’s wooden coasters and stands 109 feet tall. The coaster features a total of 16 airtime hills and reaches speeds of up to 53 miles per hour.

Fun Fact: Mystic Timbers pulls a stunt at the end that’s reminiscent of Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, in that it cycles between three scenarios that change per ride.

With Verbolten, its three entities (Spirit, Storm, Wolves) in the Black Forest. With Mystic Timbers, its three creatures (Bats, Snake, Tree) in The Shed.

Backlot Stunt Coaster

Backlot Stunt Coaster is a launched coaster that stands 45 feet tall. The coaster features multiple inversions and reaches speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.

Fun Fact: Backlot Stunt Coaster opened as the Italian Job: Stunt Track.

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The Bat at Kings Island

The Bat

The Bat is a suspended coaster that stands at 78 feet tall. The coaster features multiple inversions and reaches speeds of up to 51 miles per hour.

Fun Fact: The Bat is named after the original Bat that operated for only two years. The coaster has had two other names, firstly Top Gun and then Flight Deck before becoming The Bat.

The Beast

The Beast is a wooden coaster that stands at 110 feet tall. It has been the world’s longest wooden roller coaster, with a length of 7,361 feet of track. The coaster reaches speeds of up to 65 miles per hour throughout the long ride.

Fun Fact: The Beast outlived its successor, Son of Beast, which you see a piece of in the photograph below.

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Remains of the Son of Beast Roller Coaster

Orion

Orion is a giga coaster that stands at 287 feet tall. It’s the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island, with a track length of 5,321 feet and a top speed of 91 miles per hour.

Fun Fact: Orion’s queue pays homage to defunct coasters Volcano The Blast Coaster (Kings Dominion) and Disaster Transport (Cedar Point).

Diamondback

Diamondback is a steel coaster that stands at 230 feet tall. The coaster features a total of 10 drops, including a 215-foot first drop. It reaches speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.

Fun Fact: Diamondback’s splashdown pool is the former Swan Boat pond.

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Kings Island’s Banshee Roller Coaster

Banshee

Banshee is an inverted coaster that stands at 167 feet tall. The coaster features multiple inversions and reaches speeds of up to 68 miles per hour.

Fun Fact: Ironically, Banshee is themed to a banshee haunting Kings Island since the 70s, seeing as Kings Island is haunted by non-mythological spirits.

The Racer

A hallmark of the Coney Mall, The Racer is a wooden coaster that stands at 88 feet tall. The coaster features two tracks that race each other, reaching speeds of up to 53 miles per hour.

Fun Fact: The Racer’s appearance in The Brady Bunch is cited as causing the second Golden Age of roller coasters and the revival of the amusement attractions industry.

Woodstock’s Air Rail

Woodstock’s Air Rail is a family coaster that stands almost 50 feet tall. The coaster features multiple dips and turns, reaching speeds of up to 26 miles per hour.

Fun Fact: Air Rail’s debut branded Kings Island as the “Kid’s Coaster Capital of the World.”

Adventure Express

Adventure Express is a steel coaster that stands at 63 feet tall. The coaster features multiple drops and reaches speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.

Fun Fact: Adventure Express’ theming is inspired by the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

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Invertigo Roller Coaster at Kings Island

Invertigo

In Action Zone, the Invertigo roller coaster at Kings Island is an inverted Boomerang roller coaster that stands at a height of 131 feet. It runs through 3 inversions at a top speed of 50 mph.

Fun Fact: Invertigo is one of four Vekoma models, with three (including Invertigo) still operational.

Kings Island Ride Heights

The roller coasters aren’t the only towering attractions at Kings Island. So, here are the heights of Kings Island rides:

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A Vintage Edit of WindSeeker at Nighttime

WindSeeker

The WindSeeker is an open-air swing ride that takes you high above the park for a scenic view as it spins at 30 mph. The ride itself is 301 feet tall, making it one of the tallest rides at Kings Island.

Congo Falls

Congo Falls is a shoot-the-chutes water ride that stands 50 feet tall and plunges you just as many feet into a splash pool below.

Delirium

Delirium is a giant pendulum ride that swings you back and forth up to 137 feet high at speeds of 76 mph. 

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Drop Tower at Kings Island

Drop Tower

The Drop Tower is a freefall attraction standing 315 feet tall. It drops riders 264 feet at 67 mph. This ride is not for the faint of heart, but if you’re up for the challenge, it’s a must-ride.

Charlie Brown’s Rushing River Log Ride

Charlie Brown’s Rushing River Log Ride is a log flume water ride built by Arrow Dynamics. Its biggest drop is 40 feet tall, a splashdown finale that’s sure to cool you off on a hot summer day.

Sol Spin

Sol Spin is a spinning ride that takes you up to 60 feet in the air at 25 mph. This ride is sure to make your head spin!

Viking Fury

Viking Fury is a swinging ship ride that swings you up to 82 feet in the air aboard a medieval Viking ship.

Xtreme Skyflyer

The Xtreme Skyflyer is a freefall ride that dangles you 153 feet in the air before dropping you down at speeds up to 60 mph. If the freefall doesn’t scare you, the separate fee to do this attraction might.

Discounted Kings Island Tickets

If you’re actively planning a trip to the park, you can save up to $37 on Kings Island tickets.

These tickets are good for one year from the date of purchase and can be fully refunded with free cancellation up to 24 hours before your trip. 

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Kings Island Eiffel Tower | Photo: Jeremy Thompson

Summary

Kings Island is a Cedar Fair (Six Flags?) staple with an industry-renowned collection of roller coasters and attractions.

While this post covered all of the rides that have height, Kings Island does have a lot of other rides that keep riders down to earth, like Boo Blasters On Boo Hill, Dodgem, Grand Carousel, KI & Miami Valley Railroad, and more.

It’s a popular theme park for a reason!

My dad’s side of the family has lived on Kings Island since it opened in the 70s, so it holds a lot of sentiment.

So, head to Ohio, grab some Busken, and ride Flight of Fear!

What’s your favorite ride at Kings Island?

For more Kings Island guides, you can also check out:

​Thanks for reading!

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Kings Island’s Coney Mall | Photo: Jeremy Thompson

Kings Island Ride Heights FAQs

How tall is the drop on the beast at Kings Island?

The first drop on The Beast at Kings Island is 135 feet at a 53-degree angle. The tallest drop on The Beast is 141 feet.

What’s the tallest ride at Kings Island?

The tallest ride at Kings Island is Drop Tower: Scream Zone, standing at 315 feet tall.

How tall is Vortex at Kings Island?

Vortex at Kings Island had a height of 148 feet. (RIP Vortex)

How tall is the Eiffel Tower at Kings Island?

The Eiffel Tower at Kings Island stands at 315 feet.

How tall is Stunt Coaster at Kings Island?

The Back Lot Stunt Coaster at Kings Island is 45 feet tall.

How tall is the drop tower at Kings Island?

The drop tower at Kings Island is 315 feet tall, making it the tallest ride at Kings Island.

How tall is the ride Orion at Kings Island?

Orion at Kings Island has a height of 287 feet, although its first drop plummets a total of 300 feet.

How tall is the Pumpkin Coaster at Kings Island?

The Pumpkin Coaster at Kings Island is 8 feet tall.

How tall is Extreme Sky Flyer at Kings Island?

The Extreme Sky Flyer at Kings Island has a height of 153 feet.

How tall is Banshee at Kings Island?

Banshee at Kings Island has a height of 167 feet.

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