Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Holiday Add-ons

Over the past few weeks, Kings Island has installed many new track pieces for Diamonback inlcuding the main structure for the station.Also, the hammerhead of the ride, also featured in Six Flags Nitro and Canada Wonderland's Behemoth will be installed next week. As per the ride goes, by the photos provided by the KIportal Staff, KI has installed 6 of the 10 hills, but still need to install the essential portions of the ride including the Hammerhead, banking curve, and the Splashdown. More pictures will be uploaded at the dawn of the new year. Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Station Work...Diamondback Lives On!

It's been a long time since our last post, but lots have happened. Last Wednesday, workers at the hard hat site had attached blue tarp around the station to help the station become warm when they fill the cement. They finally filled the station with cement on 12/4. The hammerhead has not yet being installed as workers are working on the splash section and the station. Don Helbig delayed the final construction finishing date to around the beginning of January. The trains for the coaster have been spotted on-site last Sunday.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

1st Drop Picture...

KI Portal found a new picture of Diamondback's first drop...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Diamondback Drop Finished!

The entire ride of Diamondback is suddenly starting to make it's shape. Just over the past weekend, workers on the ride had finished attaching the first drop from the newly topped off lift hill. The entire ride is about 70% completed and the park will attach the giant hammerhead next. The ride should be finnaly completed around thanksgiving and ride testing will start when the winter thaws around February.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Queue Line and Station Update

Don Helbig last week had pronounced...

"Workmen began clearing the area where the queue line and station for Diamondback will be early this morning. The stage located to the left of the Rivertown Mining Company -- the location for the August 6 announcement of Diamondback -- was torn down this afternoon.

The Rivertown Mining Company building, where Red Beard's Ravenge was located during Halloween Haunt, has been cleared out and is expected to be torn down on Tuesday.

Work also continues in the area outside the entrance to the Beast. The new entrance to the Beast will be in virtually the same spot guests entered the ride when it first opened in 1979."

More updates will be posted later on in the week.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Diamondback Update 11/6

Some new photos were added to KI Diamondback...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Save the Date: April 17th

Kings Island official website sent up a new post announcing Diamondback preview date of April 17th, 2009. The ride and the park are also expected to open the weekend after. Further details will be posted at a future time.