Kings Island to announce new Coaster on 8/6/08

Kings Island: I received an email from Kings Island with an announcement date for their newest coaster. "Warning: Our meanest ride hits the park! It's big, it's steel, it's coming!"

From Don Neal
Posted July 23, 2008 at 4:29 PM
I received an email from KI saying they will announce their newest coaster on August 6th, 2008. I got to see the footprint of it when I was there last month. Looked to be a decent size.

It said the following:

"Warning: Our meanest ride hits the park: 08/06/08

SAVE THE DATE: 08.06.08

Don’t miss the biggest announcement in the 36-year history of Kings Island! Be a part of the experience when Kings Island finally sheds some light on the meanest ride to hit the park Wednesday, August 6 at 2:00 pm in Rivertown. See the live press conference as it happens!


Kings Island Where Else?

It's big, it's steel, it's coming!"

And included a picture of what looks like am eye of a dinosaur or reptile. Interesting to say the least. Can't wait to see what it is. :)

From Derek Potter
Posted July 23, 2008 at 7:13 PM
It's a hypercoaster with a splashdown. Western themed, and I'll even take a stab or two at the name...


From Justin Spisto
Posted July 23, 2008 at 7:32 PM
If its reptilian I think they should go with a diferent name like Copperhead.

From Greg Bark
Posted July 24, 2008 at 6:49 AM
Something tells me it won't have a western theme. However, if you look at the roller coaster database, ther are only 4 things guaranteed about this coaster:

1. It's a B&M
2. It's a conventional sit-down
3. It is going to have 4 across seating and 8 rows
4. It will be 4200 feet long

There are only 3 possibilities: the new coaster will either be a sitting coaster, a florrless coaster, or a hyper coaster.

From Don Neal
Posted July 24, 2008 at 2:21 PM
There are 10 second videos on King's Island's with three different environments. Each is either a person being chased or the perspective of something rushing through tall grass or woods. I am thinking something along the lines of "Predator" or a reptile that is known for being predatorial. There is also a box that says "Warning: do not disturb" as if something is sleeping in the cargo box.

Maybe it's "Wife of Beast", she needs her beauty sleep. LOL! :D

From Derek Potter
Posted July 24, 2008 at 2:58 PM
wife of beast, that's pretty funny....

copperhead could be the name as well.

God only knows what Cedar Fair has come up with. Hopefully it's not one of those horrible recycled names they've been using. Many of the things I've heard insinuate that the ride will have a western flavor of some kind.

From Nikki Reynolds
Posted June 7, 2009 at 7:56 PM
diamondback! looks soo much fun! i rly want to ride it but im afraid of roller coasters. got any tips i posted a discussion topic about it. lol plz help cuz i would love to ride diamondback!

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