First Diamondback ride brings in more than $100,000 for charity
Written by Derek Potter
And now for some good news from the industry...Tweet
The online auctioning off of the first rides on Diamondback, Kings Island's newest coaster opening this Saturday, netted about $102,000 for the nonprofit organization "A Kid Again". Final bids ranged from $100 to $5000. Many of the seats were won by local and national businesses, who in turn donated the seats to the children who are a part of the charity. The park had to increase the number of "first rides" due to the auction popularity.
Kings Island opens the 2009 season this Saturday. It will not be open this Sunday though, due to a private function. The park will continue to be open weekends until May 22, when it will open daily for the summer.
This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.
Previous article: Disney theme parks lead in 2008 annual attendance report
How to save money on a Disney World trip
Insider's Pick: You can afford that Walt Disney World family vacation of your dreams. Get started with 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World, a great guide to planning an affordable trip to the Vacation Capital of the World. Why wait? The sooner you start saving, the sooner you and your family will be enjoying your vacation!
Top U.S. Theme Parks
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Other Top International Parks
Features, News and Advice
"Stories from a Theme Park Insider"
Theme Park Insider Guidebooks