Thursday, November 13, 2008

Scott + Carol's Diamondback Update & NPN Media Day Contest!

Kings Island is moving quickly building their new ride while they have good weather for Diamond Back construction. According to Don Helbig, “We could possibly be looking at track installation being done by Christmas or the New Years. They are usually setting over two pieces daily right now.”

When you look at all these piles of track in the parking lot, you realized how big this construction job is. Making sure they get the right piece of track back to the right spot at the right time to keep the crane and crew moving is a very impressive feat.

They topped Diamondback off two weeks ago and the weather has been great since then. The track goes into the park, the track goes up, and everyone goes home safe. The track is built less than 50 miles from the park so this is the closest it has ever been assembled to its birthplace. But that’s another story.

Now the crane has protruded even farther into the midway, because they don’t need to worry about any guests being in the park for a few more months.

Diamondback is scheduled to open with the park in April, and with over seventy announced roller coasters, Bolliger and Mabillard have never missed an opening.

So how would you like to be there for the Diamondback Media Day?

The park has graciously invited the lucky winner of an exclusive News Plus Notes contest to attend the Inaugural Ride opening of Diamond back. If you can’t make that day, all is not lost. You will receive free admission and be able to participate in the early opening ride time with season pass holders. And whether you make it to the park or not, you will receive a Diamondback Press Kit. But before we tell you how to win, here are a few "fine print" details.

In the case of a tie, a random drawing with Kings Island participation will select the winner. Each person is limited to a total of one individual guess. The contest begins immediately, and runs until 11:59 PM on Saturday, November 22, 2008. Any entry received after 11:59 PM November 22, 2008 will be disqualified. All entries should be emailed to (contest now closed). Each entry must include the name, address, and phone number of the entrant (for use only by Kings Island should you win). The winner will be able to bring one guest to the park with them. Our winner will be announced on Monday, November 24, 2008.

But wait, what do I put in the email? The winner will be the person who comes the closest to guessing the exact number of track sections required for Diamondback. If two people are equidistant from the correct answer, the person who does not exceed the correct number will be declared the winner. If any further clarification is needed, please keep checking back here for any more details. Good luck to all who enter!

How many track sections does Kings Island's Diamondback have?

Good Luck!


Anonymous said...

Just sent in my guess. Hopefully its close if not right.

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to be nosey, but do you know approximately what time on Monday the winner will be announced? I'm just very excited to know!

NewsPlusNotes said...

If we have to work with KI due to a tie it could push the announcement back until later in the day on Monday. Stay tuned!