Kings Island to debut B&M's Diamondback Mega Coaster for 2009
Written by Eli Katzman
It is said to be Kings Island's tallest and fastest roller coaster, and their "meanest". Diamondback is going to be 230 ft. tall, with a 215 ft. first drop, with the heights of 5 other hills ranging from 106 to 193 ft. It's top speed will be a raging 80 mph, and the length will be 2 feet above a mile, including a splash-down finish, like Griffon at BGE and Sheikra at BGA.Tweet
Diamondback is by B&M, and will have the first of it's kind style of seating in the U.S., like Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland. There will be 8 cars of 4 in a car, with 3 trains, with a total of 96 people combined. It's seating is very unique, because each car has 4 across, except the far ends on both the left and right are put about a foot behind the middle two seats.
The investment was $22 million, and will be the most money spent on a thrill ride in the park's 36-year history.
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