Prepare for a flight over Kings Island...
|Theme Park||Kings Island|
|Opened||26 May 2007|
|Closed||28 October 2018|
|Max Speed||50 mph|
Firehawk was a flying rollercoaster at Kings Island which closed in 2018.
The ride arrived at Kings Island in 2007, after having originally opened as X-Flight at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure in 2001.
Sadly, it is also shared a similar ride experience. Vekoma's chest harness and lapbar restraint system together with the lying-down riding position were uncomfortable. Combined with general roughness and some intense forces, it was not particularly pleasant and definitely not reminiscent of free flight.
After several years at Kings Island, Firehawk was closed permanently in October 2018 and demolished to make way for the park's B&M Giga Coaster, Orion.
Top of the lift hill
Lying down riding position
Firehawk's track layout
Firehawk behind Flight of Fear (left) and Racer (centre)