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Ultimate Rollercoaster > Roller Coasters > Where to Coast™ > Kings Island > Flight Deck

Flight Deck

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Kings Island

This suspended roller coaster creates the sensation of flight through the hilly wooded terrain of Kings Island. Riders on Flight Deck are seated two abreast, in four passenger cars, suspended from an overhead steel track. The uniqueness of a suspended coaster comes from the design of the cars that allow them to freely swing from side-to-side throughout the ride. The excitement begins as the train takes off from a height of 98-feet to fly down into a series of twists and turns, each one sending the cars swinging out to one side or the other. Like its sister coaster Vortex at Canada's Wonderland, Flight Deck is considered to be one of the best suspended coasters in the world.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1993 Steel Suspended Arrow Dynamics

Roller Coaster Stats

Drop: 78 feet Height: 98 feet
Length: 2,352 feet Trains: 2 - 28 passenger
Ride Time: 1 minute, 50 seconds Top Speed: 51 mph

Flight Deck Facts

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Located in the Action Zone at Kings Island.

2008 – Top Gun renamed Flight Deck

Train has seven cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 1,400 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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Visit Kings Island to ride this attraction.

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