Kings Island’s Orion track is complete. Here’s what it took to construct the giga coaster. – The Cincinnati Enquirer

Kings Islands newest roller coaster, Orion, will be one of only seven giga coasters in the world- having a height or drop of 300 - 399 feet. Cincinnati Enquirer

The final steel piece was installed on Kings Island's Orion coasteron Thursday, park officials said.

With its last piece in placeOrion is weighing in at nearly five million pounds, according to the press release.

But if we're talking Orion numbers, we're just getting started.

The giga coaster will be the tallest, fastest and longest steel coaster at Kings Island amusement park when it officially opens on April 11.

Orion by the numbers:

Next, the construction team will focus on the operational, electrical and mechanical work necessary for Orion to function, according to the press release.

Orion weighs in at nearly five million pounds.(Photo: Cedar Fair Entertainment Company)

Can't wait until April 11? You can ride Orion before anyone else by donating to A Kid Again, a nonprofit organization that benefits families raising kids with life-threatening illnesses.

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Photos: What Kings Island's new giga coaster Orion will look like

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The final steel piece has been installed on Orion, the new giga coaster at Cincinnati's Kings Island theme park. The 300-foot ride opens April 11. Click forward to learn more about it and see what the ride will look like. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Riders will plummet down a 300-foot drop before going on a high-speed journey over seven more hills. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Orion weighs in at nearly five million pounds. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Orion was designed by Bolliger & Mabillard, the Swiss firm behind Kings Island's Banshee and Diamondback coasters. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

The budget for Orion was $30 million which Kings Island general manager Mike Koontz says is comparable to what it took to build the entire park in 1972. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Orion will be the seventh-fastest roller coaster in North America. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Orion consists of 5,321 feet worth of steel track. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Orion will be one of only seven giga coasters on the planet, a term used to describe rides with drops of 300 feet or more. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Orion will reach speeds up to 91 mph. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Can't wait until April 11? You can ride Orion before anyone else by donating to A Kid Again, a nonprofit organization that benefits families raising kids with life-threatening illnesses. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Now that the track is complete, the construction team will focus on the operational, electrical and mechanical work necessary for Orion to function. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

It took 160 truckloads worth of steel to build Orion and 4,000 gallons of paint to decorate it. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

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