You can own a piece of The Racer roller coaster

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of an iconic roller coaster, now’s your chance to purchase a slice of wood from The Racer at Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio.

The Racer at Kings Island
Photos courtesy of Kings Island

Celebrating its 50th-anniversary season this year, The Racer recently gave its 108th millionth ride – the most in park history – which calculates to an average of more than 2.1 million rides per year since the wooden racing coaster opened in 1972.

The Racer NanoCoaster kit

The authentic coaster piece comes as part of The Racer NanoCoaster kit (available for $150 at the Kings Island online store), which includes a slice of wood removed from the ride in November 2020 for a re-track project, an exclusive 50th-anniversary Racer NanoCoaster, a tag certifying when the wood was removed from the ride, a certificate of authenticity signed by Kings Island’s Vice President and General Manager Mike Koontz, a limited edition Racer postcard set, and an acrylic cover. The kit is not pre-assembled, so each buyer can decide how to display their collectible.

There are only a limited number of kits available for purchase. Click here for details.

Fun Fact: The cast of “The Brady Bunch” rode The Racer in 1974 when they filmed an episode at Kings Island.

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Mark Broomfield-Ranney July 16, 2022 - 9:21 pm

The Brady Bunch episode at Kings Island was filmed in either 1973 or 1974. The show was off the air by 1978.

Samantha Davis-Friedman July 16, 2022 - 9:35 pm

You are correct! It was 1974. I have fixed my typo. 🙂


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