From the Creator of Diamondback


Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers is a roller coaster design consultancy based in Monthey, Switzerland. The company was founded in 1988 by Walter Bolliger and Claude Mabillard, with Bolliger acting as president and Mabillard as vice president. The company started with four employees and has since grown to more than 30 people, comprised of engineers and draftsmen.

Since 1990, B&M has designed a number of ground-breaking and critically acclaimed roller coasters. In fact, B&M features 23 of the top 50 roller coasters on the Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards Top 50 Steel Coasters list for 2012, five of which are listed in the top 10 including Diamondback at Kings Island. They have more top-ranked roller coasters than any other ride manufacturer on the list.

B&M roller coasters are renowned for their smooth ride, comfortable seats and restraints, reliability, low maintenance, impeccable safety record and ride capacity. As of 2013, B&M has more than 80 roller coasters operating worldwide. Banshee will be Kings Island’s second B&M roller coaster.

Diamondback has given more than 9 million thrilling rides since its debut in 2009 at Kings Island and annually ranks among the top 10 steel roller coasters in the world in accredited industry polls.