UPDATE 8/8/13 – Kings Island has announced Banshee for 2014. It will debut as the longest inverted roller coaster in the World with seven loops & 4,100+ feet of track. Read and watch a video here: Banshee Roller Coaster Coming to Kings Island in 2014
Creepy figures are showing up at the construction site for what many believe will be Kings Island’s 2014 roller coaster. No one knows for sure, but rumors are pointing to a large steel roller coaster (possibly from Bolliger & Mabillard). Most think it will either be a wing coaster (like Gatekeeper) or a giga coaster (like Leviathan).
Will Kings Island’s 2014 Roller Coaster be Called Banshee?
For a while now, enthusiasts have been calling the 2014 project, “Banshee” because Cedar Fair filed for a trademark to use the name back in April. Of course we don’t know that they’ll use it for Kings Island, but that’s the prevailing thought.
According to Wikipedia, a banshee is:
is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. – Wikipedia
Could the figures have nothing to do with the new coaster?
Those new creepy, scarecrow-like figures don’t make me think of a banshee. The banshees I’ve seen in fiction have been female (except for the X-Men character) and those figures look like masculine to me. I wonder if Kings Island may just be using all of the attention that the construction site is receiving as a chance to promote the park’s Halloween attractions.
Remember when Carowinds put in those “Huss GF”survey stakes? We ended up getting WindSeeker instead of a Huss Giant Frisbee like we thought. At the same time Carowinds had a billboard off of a major highway in Charlotte that read “FURY” in big ominous letters. Again, some wondered if that was a hint for a new ride or roller coaster, but it ended up being a tease for a new Halloween attraction.
What do you think the new ride will be. So far on the poll, most people think the new ride will be a Giga coaster what do you think it will be?
What do you think these figures mean? And, do you like the rumored “Banshee” name. Chime in below. Image credit – Coaster101