Kings Island’s Firehawk To Close At End Of Haunt
On Monday Kings Island confirmed that rumors surfacing over opening weekend of Halloween Haunt were true- a ride was leaving, and it would be one of the park’s 16 roller coasters. The coaster leaving is Firehawk, a steel roller coaster located in the Coney Mall area of the park. While still popular with many guests, park officials state the ride has simply reached the end of its service life.
Final rides will begin this weekend, with its last days of operation occurring the final weekend of Halloween Haunt and The Great Pumpkin Fest, 10/26 – 10/28. Kings Island opens at 6:00 p.m. on Friday for Halloween Haunt. The best way to experience Firehawk’s final flights is to purchase a 2019 Gold Season Pass, which also includes unlimited visits to the park this year during Halloween Haunt, The Great Pumpkin Fest and WinterFest, plus all of 2019.
So now everyone is wondering what will replace Firehawk.. Will the park construct another coaster on this plot of land? Will they incorporate some flat rides in this area of the park? It’s possible that this could be the location for the long rumored GIGA coaster. Only time will tell…