Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How To Make An Entrance

The entrance sign for the new Diamondback roller coaster was installed Tuesday at Kings Island. Diamondback is the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island. The $22 million ride stands 230 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 215 feet at a 74-degree angle. The ride has 10 vertical drops, two helixes and a splashdown ending. Riders will snake their way around 5,282 feet of track at speeds up to 80 miles per hour. Diamondback opens to the public Saturday, April 18.