MASON, Ohio, (WTVN)--Kings island, the amusement park just outside of Cincinnati, is confirming that one of its roller coasters will be closing permanently at the end of the 2018 operating season.
Park officials fueled speculation at the opening of its "Halloween Haunt" event this past weekend, with a funeral display, and a sign reading, "The air is eerily calm as we make final preparations for the ill-fated demise of one of our own."
It also reads, "R.I.P 10-28-2018". The park confirms the coaster will give its last rides that day.
The coaster set to meet its ill-fated demise will be announced later this week.
The speculation is rampant among coaster enthusiasts that it will either be the "Firehawk" or the "Vortex".
(photo courtesy Kings Island)
The air is eerily calm as we make final preparations for the ill-fated demise of one of our 16 roller coasters. The departing coaster will be revealed later this week. #RestInPiecesKI #ItsBigItsGone #RIP2018KI pic.twitter.com/AhriNUkBRt— Kings Island (@KingsIslandPR) September 24, 2018