The suspended coaster from Arrow Dynamics which debuted in 1993 as Top Gun, and has been known as Flight Deck since 2008, will undergo another name change for 2014: The Bat.
The original Bat was a prototype suspended roller coaster, also from Arrow Dynamics. It operated from 1981 to 1983 before it was removed because of numerous problems.
Park guests have expressed enthusiasm for the name change, and will be excited to once again be able to fly The Bat at Kings Island.
The Bat will feature a new color scheme of orange track, with two shades of charcoal for the columns and structure. Black will be the featured color for the trains.
The Bat will return to Kings Island in the Spring of 2014.