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Kings Island Hosting “Scream Like a Banshee” Competition
MASON -- Paying homage to its newest thrill ride, Banshee, Kings Island is hosting a Scream like a Banshee competition every Friday night during Halloween Haunt.
Park goers can sign up in Action Zone near the Banshee construction site to compete head-to-head with the loudest shrieks you will ever hear. A decibel reader determines the winner each round.
Prizes each round include 2014 Banshee Preview Passes to be among the first to ride the longest inverted roller coaster and advancement to the finals on October 26. The grand prize winner from the finals will take home a trip for two to Los Angeles, Calif., tickets to Knotts Berry Farm and $1,000 cash.
Registration opens at 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for the competition spots. Scream times are 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Contestants must be 18 years or older to enter the Scream like a Banshee contest.
Construction of the worlds longest inverted roller coaster is currently underway at Kings Island. Columns and pieces of track for the rides 167-foot tall lift hill can now be seen from outside the park.
Banshee debuts in April 2014. Riders will scream their way through 4,124 feet of track and seven inversions at speeds up to 68 mph! After plunging down a 150-foot first drop, riders will go through a Curved Drop, Dive Loop, a loop interacting with the lift, Zero-G-Roll, Batwing, Outside Loop, Spiral, In-Line Roll and Carousel.
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