This attraction celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013, delivering its 20-millionth ride in June.
This suspended roller coaster creates the sensation of flight through the hilly wooded terrain of Kings Island. Riders on The Bat 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 are designed to freely swing from side-to-side throughout the ride. The excitement on The Bat 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, The Bat is considered to be one of the best suspended coasters in the world.
October 29, 2013 – Kings Island announces Flight Deck will be renamed The Bat for the 2014 season. The coaster will also be repainted with orange track and two shades of charcoal for the columns and supports.
2008 – Top Gun renamed Flight Deck
Opening date: April 9, 1993
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
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