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Kings Island Orion Train Cars Revealed

Thursday, November 21, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rus Ozana
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As workers toil in the cold to build Kings Island's new giga coaster, Orion, its manufacturer, Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), this week unveiled the train cars for the ride at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida.


Photo: David Lipnicky. View full-sized image.


Photo: David Lipnicky. View full-sized image.


Photo: Derek Perry. View full-sized image.


The blue and white carriage of Orion looks vaguely similar to the cars on the Mason, Ohio, park’s Diamondback, a similar but smaller B&M coaster. However, rather than featuring staggered seating like Diamondback, with just two seats per row, the cars have four seats in a line.

The seats themselves are almost identical to those on Carowinds' Fury 325, another B&M giga coaster in the Carolinas.