The Diamondback roller coaster was built by a company called Bolliger & Mabillard, they designed a steel hypercoaster for the theme park Kings Island that is located in Mason, Ohio, USA. This amazing roller coaster will coast around a track that is 5282 feet long or 1610 meters long. This amazing machine has some cool features such as the Splashdown feature near the end of the ride and Terrain feature which happens a lot throughout the course of the track.
The Diamondback roller coaster is the Kings Island’s most expensive investment yet in 38 years of history, and with good cause! This investment was not cheap and came in at a cool $22,000,000 for the entire ride which included the design work and the construction costs.
The amazing piece of machinery will provide a scary climb of 230 feet or 70 meters then drops 215 feet at a staggering 80 mph or 130 kmh. When the coaster reaches these speeds and turns into a corner the rider will experience 4.2 G-forces, this is enough to make some people black out until the ride comes to a stop, if you are prone to blacking out you should take care when considering to ride on this beast of a roller coaster!
The Diamondback roller coaster opened its doors on April 18th 2009, since then it has be a favorite to many people including serious roller coaster enthusiast!
The coaster starts straight out of the station and up the 230′ lift then once reaching the top of the hill, the coaster descends the 215′ drop at 74° over the Rivertown midway and curves to the right up the second hill and down the drop into the ravine, plenty of air time can be felt in this first section. The ride then curves to the left and ascends another camelback hill and drops straight into the hammerhead turn. After dropping out of the hammerhead, the train speeds up the fourth hill and down into a 287° counter-clockwise helix then into the mid course brake run. After the short brake run the train drops down into the ravine, rising into a bunny hop hill, then into another bunny hop and into the final clockwise helix of 323°. After the final helix, the train passes over the Rivertown midway a second time and drops into the splashdown finale, slowing the train down and leading it into the final brake run. After braking, the train takes a left U-turn and heads back into the station.
Current Coaster Name: Diamondback Current Park Name:Kings Island Previous Ride Name(s): N/A Location: Mason, Ohio, U.S. Status: Operating Links:Official Website Cost: $22,000,000
Type: Steel Opened: Operating since April 18, 2009 Designer:Bolliger & Mabillard Features: Terrain, Watersplash Height: 230 ft (70 m) Max Drop: 215 ft (66 m) Max Speed: 80 mph (130 km/h) Length: 5,282 ft (1,610 m) Max G-Force: 4.2 Inversions: 2 Duration: 3 min Trains: 6 Capacity: 1620 riders per hour