Friday, February 27, 2009

Diamondback Testing

© 2009 Don Helbig / Kings Island

FANGTASTIC: Test rides on the new Diamondback roller coaster at Kings Island are now underway. Diamondback is the tallest and fastest coaster at Kings Island . The ride stands 230 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 215 feet at a 74-degree angle. Diamondback has 10 vertical drops overall, including drops of 193, 131, 129, 110 and 106 feet; two helixes and a splashdown ending. Riders will snake their way around 5,282 feet of track in excess of 80 miles per hour. The $22 million ride opens April 18.

"Fangtastic" indeed! Personally, I can't wait to watch this creature slither its way around Kings Island!