BoddaH1994 Posted August 6, 2008 Share Posted August 6, 2008 Ryan, Dane, Gabe, and Ronny live from Wings Diner. It's big, it's steel, and it's coming in April of 2009! Diamondback, Kings Island's new B&M steel coaster will be the tallest and fastest coaster at the park! With a total of ten vertical drops, Diamondback will feature a track length of 5,282'. It has maximum height of 230', Diamondback will be the park's first steel 'hyper' coaster. "Diamondback will change the landscape for thrill seekers at Kings Island." said Don Helbig, Public Relations Area Manager for Kings Island, "It will be the tallest, fastest, meanest coaster at the park!" Each train will feature a unique stadium seating-style, unobstructed open air view which will be the first of its kind in the United States. The Breakdown: Track Length: 5,282' Ride Time: 3 Minutes Maximum Height: 230' Length of First Hill: 222' Length of First Drop: 215' Length of Other Drops: 193', 131', 129', 110', 106' Total Drops: 10 Fastest Speed: 80 mph Hourly Capacity: 1,620 riders Number of Trains: 3 Track: 852.5 Tons of Steel Supports: 650.5 Tons of Steel Braking System: Combination of magnetic, water and mechanical Footprint: 10 Acres Manufacturer: Bolliger and Mabillard Cost: $22 Million http://www.kiDiamondback.com KICentral.com Announcement Day Photos: http://www.KICentral.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=255 to see a video tribute to Diamondback! Are you excited about 2009? Why not purchase a 2009 season pass now and beat the rush! 2009 season passes are now on sale and you can now renew 2008 passes online as well. Click here to be brought to Kings Island's official web site for more details! In 1973, The Brady Bunch was one of the most popular shows on television. In their episode entitled "The Cincinnati Kids" Mr. and Mrs. Brady brought the gang to Cincinnati so that Mike Brady could propose a design for a new area to the brand new theme park just outside of Cincinnati called Kings Island! 35 years later, members of the Brady Bunch will return to Kings Island and perform four live 30-minute audience participation shows at Kings Island. Former Bradys who are scheduled to perform are Barry Williams (Greg), Susan Olsen (Cindy) and Mike Lookinland (Bobby). Each performance will be followed by a Q&A session. This event will happen on August 31st and is FREE with park admission! Keep tuned into KICentral.com for the latest Kings Island news, rumors and information! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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