Firehawk closing in 2018 for good at Kings Island
After much speculation after a photo of a suspicious graveyard and sign showed up at Kings Island (seen below), Kings Island officially announced today that Firehawk will be having its final season in 2018.
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Firehawk was originally opened as X-Flight at Six Flags World of Adventure in Ohio, then was eventually brought to Kings Island in 2007 as Firehawk. The “flying” coaster stands 115 feet tall and features a total of five inversions. The coaster has a total length of 3,340 feet and reaches a top speed of 51 miles per hour.
Now the question is, what is replacing Firehawk? The biggest rumor right now is that Kings Island will be getting a giga coaster in 2020, similar to Fury 325 at Carowinds.
Firehawk’s final farewell will be the final weekend of Halloween Haunt and The Great Pumpkin Fest. Its last day is Oct. 28.