The short-lived Bat coaster in 1982. Caption reads: The Bat at Kings Island is the world's only suspended roller coaster, with the track overhead. It is located at the end of the Coney Island theme area, in between the Beast and Racer roller coasters. The Bat boasts a 2456-foot long track, two 100-foot high lifts, and a speed of 35 miles per hour.' The Bat was plagued by design flaws and was dismantled in 1984. The improved designs led to the Vortex.