Kings Island Screamin’ Demon POV
In the 1980s Kings Island was home to several record breaking coasters: King Cobra, Beast, Racer, and the Screamin’ Demon. The Screamin’ Demon, also referred to as the Demon, was one of the first shuttle loop coasters ever built.
The ride was installed in 1977 as part of a $5 million dollar upgrade to the park. Located beside the Lion Country Safari attraction, riders would walk up 5 stories of stairs to board a vehicle which was then launched into a drop, followed by a vertical loop. After exiting the loop the vehicle would climb into a block section, where it was then launched in reverse.
The Demon lasted until 1987, and was then removed, as the addition of Vortex made the ride redundant. It was sold off to Camden Park, where it ran until 2004. The site was then reused for Congo Falls.
We were able to recreate an animated POV of The Demon as it appeared in 1977. The trains are in it’s original six car configuration (it later was modified to run with 5 cars). This model has the unique paint scheme on the loop that was fondly remembered by those who rode the ride during the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Take a front seat ride on the original Screamin Demon right now!
For tickets and more information, visit the official Kings Island website by clicking here.
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