MASON, Ohio (AP) - A new roller coaster at Kings Island will be
about a mile long and hit speeds of 80 mph, the amusement park said
Wednesday.
The three-minute ride will begin with a 215-foot plunge, wind through more drops and twists and end in a splash. Riders will sit in trains with open-air, stadium-style seating, the park said.
The Diamondback is to open in April at the park north of Cincinnati.
It marks the park's 15th and most costly roller coaster at $22 million.
Kings Island is owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Jordan Hill Location: Georgetown on Aug 7, 2008 at 02:55 PM
    Alot of discussion is going on at KICentral.com including construction and future speculations. Join the forums! :) Diamondback will be a great addition to the park - it's very overdue though.
  • by notme on Aug 7, 2008 at 09:19 AM
    same here joe,i hope the ones who wont to have a great and safe time its just not for this ole gal.
  • by joe Location: monticello on Aug 7, 2008 at 06:52 AM
    ya ain't gonna get me on it
  • by robin on Aug 7, 2008 at 06:29 AM
    Glad to see that they're going to have a great new ride--I love the park!
  • by Heather Location: Lawrenceburg on Aug 7, 2008 at 05:32 AM
    Me too Stephanie!!!
  • by Joey Location: Lex on Aug 7, 2008 at 04:48 AM
    I'll be impressed when the build a super dooper coaster and call it the "Throw Up" or "Vomit Comet."
  • by JP Location: Richmond on Aug 6, 2008 at 01:52 PM
    You can go to www.kidiamondback.com to see the new coaster. It looks like it's gonna be a good one! Looking forward to riding it in 2009!
  • by Stephanie Location: Georgetown on Aug 6, 2008 at 12:53 PM
    WOO HOO!!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!

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