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07 August 2008 @ 03:15 am
King's Island announces new hypercoaster  
From Dayton Daily News:
(original article here: http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/08/06/pjm080608kirideweb.html?cxntlid=080608 )

Kings Island: It's The Diamondback, a $22M, 5,280-foot coaster
New steel coaster will go 80 mph, feature 10 vertical drops including 215 feet.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

"The Diamondback" will snake its way through Kings Island in 2009.

You'll be able to ride Kings Island's newest attraction, a $22 million steel roller coaster, at its debut in April 2009. It'll be more than 5,280 feet — over a mile — long and travel up to 80 mph, and at its tallest it'll be 230 feet.

The first drop will be 215 feet and there will be 10 vertical drops including drops of 193 feet, 131 feet, 129 feet, 110 feet and 106 feet. A ride will be three minutes in duration.

"It's the biggest announcement in the 36-year history of Kings Island," said Kings Island spokesman Don Helbig at a 2 p.m. press conference today, Aug. 6, at the Mason park.

"This is something we've been looking for since June 30, 2006," Kings Island Vice President and General Manager Greg Scheid said. "We're thrilled to announce everything that's coming."

Although it is significantly smaller than The Beast, measured at 7,400 feet, each train on the new ride holds 32 people in eight attached cars. The track will run over a splash pond near the end of the ride.

Two things.
1. I nailed it. Big coaster with a splash pond. My eyes weren't deceiving me after all - the track colors are even correct.
2. This thing is going to be SICK. I can't wait to ride it!
Here's a link to King's Island website all about it - including CGI images and videos!
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Katviolakat03 on August 11th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
I believe so.