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Flight of Fear at Kings Island

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Coney Mall

Roller coaster

Opening Date:
Jun 18, 1996


LSM launched coaster

Flight of Fear is a LIM-launched indoor roller coaster built by Premier Rides. The roller coaster opened in 1996 under the name "The Outer Limits: Flight of Fear," themed to the television show "The Outer Limits."

Flight of Fear (along with its identical twin at Kings Dominion in Virginia) was the first LIM-launched roller coaster in the world. Thematically, the ride places visitors in the position of press members who have been granted clearance into a mysterious government hanger where an alien spaceship is held.

The bulk of the ride itself is located in a massive show-building that contains dozens of colored gel lights which disorient riders after the 54 mile per hour launch. It contains four inversions (a cobra roll, a sidewinder, and a corkscrew). Following the success of the rides at Kings Island and Kings Dominion, Six Flags purchased two clones which operate outdoors as Poltergeist at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Joker's Jinx at Six Flags America.

Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures

We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for Flight of Fear. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.

Photos of Flight of Fear

Reviews of Flight of Fear:

A an overall great ride but has 'some' minor issus
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Saturday, October 12, 2013 04:03

Flight of Fear is an indoor launching steel roller coaster that launches from 0 to 54 mph in just 4 seconds, sending you in the dark through a large 'cobra roll', a sidewinder loop, many tight twists and turns, and an exciting corkscrew loop finale. All while maxing out 4.5 G's and traveling through 2,705 ft of twisted steel track...


- Fast acceleration

- Ride is nearly in complete darkness, making what's going to happen next unpredictable

- Four inversions

- Tight twists and turns

- Quite forceful, especially in the very front

- The twisting section of the ride is my favorite part

- Lots of 'near misses' with the supports

- Building is air-conditioned!


- For a steel coaster, certainly not one of the smoothest ones (very jerky, especially during the first 3 inversions during the beginning)

- Quite disorienting for people who don't like inversions

- Seats are a little hard to get in and out of, especially if you're on the taller or larger side

- Ride has a very low hourly capacity (Lines move really slow, as trains don't dispatch very often and they only hold a max. of 20 riders each)

TIP: Each train on Flight of Fear has five 4-passenger 'cars' that have a back row and a front row each. If you want a smoother ride, ride in a front row of one of the cars. If you want a ride that's a little bit roomier, ride in the back row of the one of the cars, but prepare for a rougher ride.

Whatever you do, knock this ride out first thing in the morning. You do not want to ride it when the line is long, it will take forever!


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