New ride 'WindSeeker' arrives at Kings Island

By Mark Shuller - Email

MASON, OH (FOX19) – The first piece for the tower of the new 301-foot tall WindSeeker ride at Kings Island arrived Tuesday from Holland. More pieces of the ride are expected to be arriving by the end of the week.

Seated in two-person swings, riders will spin 30 stories above the park in a circular motion as the swings ascend the tower. At the top, the swings will reach speeds up to 30 mph, flaring out 45 degrees from the tower. WindSeeker will accommodate 64 riders (32 swings) per ride cycle. Kings Island's newest thrill ride is expected to be ready for riders when the park opens for the 2011 season Saturday, April 30.

Click here for video footage of the WindSeeker.