MASON, Ohio (WXIX) - monarchs Island’s newest rollercoaster pass a far-ranging milestone ~ above Friday.

Columbus-resident mary Hendricks’s an initial ride top top Orion was also the giga coaster’s one millionth, according to park officials.

“Being part of Orion’s background is simply awesome,” Hendricks said. “It’s really exciting to be part of that an excellent day and a many fun.”

Orion is the tallest and fastest roller coaster at majesties Island.

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It opened up last summer together the world’s seventh giga coaster, a course of roller coasters that feature a 300-399 ft. Height or drop, park officials say.

The giga coaster to be ranked the “Best brand-new Amusement Park Attraction” in the 2020 USA this day Readers’ an option Travel Awards poll.

It was specifically designed for emperors Island by Switzerland-based Bolliger & Mabillard, which additionally designed the park’s Banshee and Diamondback roller coasters, park public representative say.

Find the park’s hours and also operating calendar here.

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