Diamondback

This article is about the Kings Island roller coaster. For the roller coaster at Frontier City, see Diamond Back.


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Diamondback
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Kings Island
Location Kings Mills, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since April 18, 2009
Cost $22,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Hyper
Track layout Out and Back
Model / product Hyper Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,620
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height230 feet
Drop215 feet
Top speed80 mph
Length5282 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop74°
Duration3:00
HELP
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Lift hill.

Diamondback is a steel hyper roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. Diamondback is the biggest investment in Kings Island’s thirty-six year history at $22 million (€16 million) and was built by Bolliger & Mabillard. Diamondback was the second roller coaster to use staggered seating. The other coaster is Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland.

For the 2018 season, the original red seats were replaced with new black ones.[1]

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

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[edit | edit source]

Diamondback has a red track with yellow and tan supports.

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

Name[edit | edit source]

Mid-course 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.

Advertising[edit | edit source]

Splashdown approaching the brake run.

A countdown was displayed on the park's official site with an eye of a creature and a message that said, "OUR MEANEST RIDE HITS THE PARK IN: XX:XX". Also, teaser signs had been posted around the construction site with phrases saying: "Warning"

Steep Incline Ahead.

Slippery when wet...

Move slowly, Do not disturb!!

Run for the hills!!!

Easily angered, Do not disturb!!

The park strikes back in 2009

The park also had advertisements on T-shirts. One Diamondback shirt said:

Once bitten, its only a matter of time...

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