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New Kings Island roller coaster completes first test run

Orion will make its public debut on April 11 when the park opens for the 2020 season.

MASON, Ohio — The newest roller coaster at Kings Island is one step closer to opening.

Orion completed its first test run on Saturday evening, according to the park. Video shows the roller coaster's trains climbing the lift hill before plummeting a 300-foot drop.

Orion will make its public debut on April 11 when the park opens for the 2020 season.

The ride is one of seven "giga coasters" in the world and is called the park's tallest and fastest roller coaster.

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