Kings Island’s The Bat closed after mishap involving train wheel

MASON — A popular roller coaster at Kings Island closed down after a mishap involving a train wheel earlier this week.

Kings Island spokesperson Chad Showalter told our news partners at WCPO that operation of The Bat is suspended while crews do repairs.

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Showalter said in a statement that “Operation of The Bat is temporarily suspended while Kings Island crews perform maintenance related to a wheel that came loose while the train was in motion on Wednesday evening, June 22.”

Showalter said that everyone was able to get off safely, WCPO reported.

“The safety of our guests and associates is always our top priority. The ride’s redundant safety measures helped ensure that guests were safe while riding the ride and no guests were injured,” Showalter said, according to WCPO.

Showalter would not speculate on how long repairs may take.