- This article is about the Kings Island roller coaster. For the roller coaster at Frontier City, see Diamond Back.
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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Hyper|
|Model / product||Hyper Coaster|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed80 mph
Diamondback is an out and back 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.
Name[edit | edit source]
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]
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...
Design[edit | edit source]
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. Its color scheme is a red track with yellow and tan supports.
Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]
Diamondback's train descending down the hill
References[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coasters at Kings Island|
|Present||Adventure Express • Backlot Stunt Coaster • Banshee • Bat • Beast • Diamondback • Flight of Fear • Flying Ace Aerial Chase • Great Pumpkin Coaster • Invertigo • Mystic Timbers • Orion • Racer • Vortex • Woodstock Express|
|Former||Bat • Bavarian Beetle • Demon • Firehawk • King Cobra • Scooby's Ghoster Coaster • Son of Beast|