This article is about the Kings Island roller coaster. For the roller coaster at Frontier City, see Diamond Back.
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Kings Island
Location Kings Mills, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since April 18, 2009
Cost $22,000,000 USD
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Hyper
Track layout Out and Back
Product Hyper Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,620
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 230 feet
Drop 215 feet
Top speed 80 mph
Length 5282 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 74°
Duration 3:00
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Lift hill.

Diamondback is a steel hyper roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. At a cost of $22 million (€16 million), Diamondback was the park's largest investment until the construction of Orion in 2020. Built by Bolliger & Mabillard, Diamondback was the second roller coaster to use staggered seating with the first one being Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland, which opened in 2008.


Diamondback was unveiled in August 2008.[1] The roller coaster was topped out on January 26, 2009.[2] The attraction opened on April 18, 2009.

For the 2018 season, the original red seats were replaced with new black ones.[3]



The ride is an out and back featuring ten hills. Diamondback has a 74-degree drop at a height of 215 feet and a splashdown at the end of its course, before the final brake run.

Color scheme

Diamondback has red track with yellow and tan supports.


3 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 32 riders per train. Riders are held in by lap-bars.


Mid-course brake run.
Splashdown approaching the brake run.

Diamondback was given its name from the venomous snake, the Diamondback. The ride is also themed around the snake. Interestingly, the paint colors are not similar to the Crtalus Atrox.

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