Cedar Fair park openings cancelled

Sandusky, Ohio, USA

North American amusement park chain Cedar Fair announced that four of their parks will not be opening this year and another two will be closing at the end of the month due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The three parks remaining open have cancelled their Halloween events. Click the headline for more information

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Orion stars at Kings Island

Manson, Ohio, USA

Following a soft opening earlier this month, Kings Island’s newest roller coaster, Orion, has officially opened to the public. With it’s 300ft first drop Orion is the one of just seven giga coasters in the world. The coaster is also Kings Island’s tallest, fastest and longest steel roller coaster. Click the headline for more information

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Say goodbye to Vortex

Mason, Ohio, USA

Kings Island announced that Vortex, the park’s classic Arrow multi-looping roller coaster, will be retired at the end of the 2019 season. The park claims that most rides of this type last between 25-30 years and since Vortex is currently in its 33rd operating season, the coaster has reached the end of its service life. Click the headline for more information

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Kings Island to remove Firehawk

Mason, Ohio, USA

Kings Island has announced that Firehawk, the park’s Vekoma flying coaster, will be removed at the end of the 2018 season. Its last days of operation will be during the final weekend of Halloween Haunt, October 26-28. Although no reason for the removal was given, it’s widely assumed that it’s to make room for a new coaster next year or in 2020. Click the headline for more information and videos

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