The tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island will have a new look when the 364-acre amusement and water park opens for the 2018 season April 14.
New black seats are replacing the original red-colored seats on each of the three trains on Diamondback.
Designed by the world-renowned coaster designers Bolliger & Mabillard of Monthey, Switzerland, Diamondback stands 230 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 215 feet at a 74-degree angle. Riders snake their way around 5,282 feet of track at speeds up to 80 mph.
Diamondback introduced U.S. roller coaster fans to open-air, stadium-style seating, which allows riders no matter where they are seated on the train to experience an unobstructed view of all the thrills and excitement the coaster has to offer.
Since its debut in 2009, Diamondback has given 15.2 million rides – the most of any attraction at Kings Island over the past nine seasons. Its record year was its fifth season in 2013, when 1.8 million rides were given.
Post a Comment
Working on the railroad one of the coolest jobs at Kings Island
Kings Island's new Orion roller coaster ready to enter vertical phase of construction progress
Drop Tower poised to give 10 millionth ride Labor Day weekend
Enjoy one last splash of summer Labor Day weekend
5 things to know about Kings Island’s new Orion roller coaster
Cast your vote for Halloween Haunt in national poll for Best Theme Park Halloween event
10 reasons to get a 2020 Gold Season Pass
A Final Walk in the Park at Kings Island: Goodbye for Now
First ride parts, track piece for new Orion roller coaster delivered
Orion giga coaster to debut spring 2020 at Kings Island