Racer

Kings Island (Kings Mills, Ohio, USA)

Operating since 1972

Roller Coaster · Wood · Sit Down

Make: Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.

Statistics

Length:3,415 ft3,415 ft
Inversions:00
Speed:53 mph53 mph
Duration:2:002:00
Max Vertical Angle:45°45°
Capacity:2,640 riders per hour

Details

Categories:
Serial Number:140
Cost:$1,200,000 USD
Designer:John C. Allen
Construction Supervisor:James L. Martz, James R. Figley
Trains:4 trains with 5 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 30 riders per train.
Facts:From 1982 to 2007 the trains ran backwards on one of the two tracks.
History:While never referred to by name, King's Island was the set of Brady Bunch episode 106 - "The Cincinnati Kids", filmed in 1973.  In this episode Mike Brady (Robert Reed) is to present plans to the park for an expansion.  These plans get inadvertently switched with Jan's (Eve Plumb) poster of Yogi Bear.  The plans are then lost on a ride resulting in the usual antics.

In filming the final scene on the Racer, Robert Reed did not trust the camera was properly mounted to the car and insisted it be tested first.  This turned out to be a wise decision as the camera came loose during the test.

Racer - Kings Island (Kings Mills, Ohio, USA)

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Racer - Kings Island (Kings Mills, Ohio, USA)