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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Hyper|
|Track layout||Out and Back|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||80 mph|
Diamondback is a steel hyper roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. At a cost of $22 million, it 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.
For the 2018 season, the original red seats were replaced with new black ones.
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.
Diamondback's train descending down the hill
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