Diamondback gives more than 1.85 million rides in debut season!

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – The new Diamondback roller coaster at Kings Island ended the 2009 season with more than 1.85 million rides given – the most rides given by a new attraction at the park since the Vortex made its debut 22 years ago in 1987 (2.18 million rides given).

Gary Coleman, 67, of Monfort Heights, Ohio accrued the most rides on Diamondback this season, riding the tallest, fastest and meanest roller coaster to ever strike Kings Island 1,579 times in 90 visits for an average of 17.5 rides per day.

Kings Island 2010 season passes are on sale now at www.visitkingsisland.com.  Buy your season pass now and pay later in April, when the park and Diamondback open again.

…from Don Helbig