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Take flight on Firehawk, a flying roller coaster designed by Vekoma. The Flying Dutchman coaster uses a unique style train with seats that recline to a lying down position. Upon reaching the top of the 115-foot tall lift hill the train inverts positioning the riders in a flying position. Firehawk features five inversions and a top speed of 51 mph as it flies along 3,340 feet of steel track. This roller coaster was originally located at Geauga Lake before it was taken apart and moved to Kings Island.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
2007 Steel Flying Dutchman Vekoma
  • Height
  • Drop
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    upside down elements
  • G-force
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 10 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    3 - 24 passenger

Firehawk Facts & History

October 28, 2018 – Final day of operation. Kings Island demolished and scrapped the coaster before the 2019 season.

2007 – Relocated to Kings Island and renamed Firehawk.

2001-2006 – Operated at Geauga Lake as X-Flight.

Layout: Double Out and Back

Elements: (3) Lie to Fly (180 degree roll), Horseshoe, 66-foot tall Vertical Loop, (2) In-Line Twists

Dual side-by-side loading station

Opening date: May 26, 2007

Estimated cost: $15 million

Train has six cars with one row each, seating four abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

Where to Coast

Visit Kings Island to ride this roller coaster.

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