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p. 832: Camp Snoopy announced for 2024!

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I will probably go opening day, but do not hold much hope for riding Diamondback that day. Season pass holders will get to go to Diamondback a half hour early daily and an hour early on Saturdays. i will go to ride Diamondback the following weekend. I think the park is open on 4/24, a Friday.

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^I have read on another site that the ERT for Gold Pass holders will not happen on opening day because the people bidding on the seats will get the first public rides. If you get there early I would definitely plan on riding. It should be a real people eater, I wouldn't worry about the line too much but it will still be longer than any other ride at the park IMO.

 

I will be at opening day but it depends if I am working or not. If I work in the beginning of the day then I will go for the ride but if I am scheduled for that morning I will just wait until my shift is over and the venture off into the park in my guest clothes.

Say Hi to me! I will be working in Admissions! Too bad you don't have a clue what I look like.

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^^Yes, that is correct, I forgot to mention that. That is why I am going the following weekend. I agree with the auction for the first rides. It is a good charity that the money is going to.

 

I will probably be there very early to get our season passes processed.

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I am assuming that they will have the ERT on the Friday but at the same time that seems very challenging. When I was in rides we had to be at our ride 45 to an hour before the park opened. So that would mean around 4 on the Friday. But what if an employee has school that day and they still have the ERT. That means that they would have to get there even earlier and that could be very hard for someone that gets out of school around 3.

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I know that really sucks that KI would turn the webcam right when testing starts. I don't understand what could they not want us too see? Weve watched it all up until now, what are the water dummies being ejected from the train lol

 

If this is your idea of a cruel joke KI the cruel part is working but the joke isn't funny lol

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Just some stuff from the Diamondback Blog.

 

Diamondback roars through initial test runs

February 26, 2009

The moment all of us at Kings Island had been anxiously waiting for happened this afternoon as the first test run on Diamondback took place.

 

The train, filled with a Water Dummy in each of the 32 seats, began its climb up the 230-foot lift at 4:41pm, rising above the park, above the trees. It roared down the 215-foot first drop at 74-degree angle, and made its way through vertical drops of 193, 131, 129, 110 and 106 feet; two helixes and the splashdown ending (without water) before stopping on the break run outside the station. The ride worked the way it was supposed to the first time!

 

The sound of the ride was one that only a B&M coaster can make! You can feel the power of this 5,282-foot monster as you stand and watch it from the midway.

 

Daily testing on Diamondback is scheduled to begin tomorrow.

 

- Don Helbig

Chance of light rain through the morning, then turning cooler with temperatures in the mid 40's with a 100 percent chance of Diamondback testing in the afternoon.

 

- Don Helbig

 

www.kidiamondback.com/public/latest/blog/index.cfm?entry=7420095f-0e51-40e3-aaa9-e5728dab3622

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Just some stuff from the Diamondback Blog.

 

Diamondback roars through initial test runs

February 26, 2009

The moment all of us at Kings Island had been anxiously waiting for happened this afternoon as the first test run on Diamondback took place.

 

The train, filled with a Water Dummy in each of the 32 seats, began its climb up the 230-foot lift at 4:41pm, rising above the park, above the trees. It roared down the 215-foot first drop at 74-degree angle, and made its way through vertical drops of 193, 131, 129, 110 and 106 feet; two helixes and the splashdown ending (without water) before stopping on the break run outside the station. The ride worked the way it was supposed to the first time!

 

The sound of the ride was one that only a B&M coaster can make! You can feel the power of this 5,282-foot monster as you stand and watch it from the midway.

 

Daily testing on Diamondback is scheduled to begin tomorrow.

 

- Don Helbig

Chance of light rain through the morning, then turning cooler with temperatures in the mid 40's with a 100 percent chance of Diamondback testing in the afternoon.

 

- Don Helbig

 

www.kidiamondback.com/public/latest/blog/index.cfm?entry=7420095f-0e51-40e3-aaa9-e5728dab3622

 

And they won't let us see it! Ugh, it's killing me!

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Just some stuff from the Diamondback Blog.

 

Diamondback roars through initial test runs

February 26, 2009

The moment all of us at Kings Island had been anxiously waiting for happened this afternoon as the first test run on Diamondback took place.

 

The train, filled with a Water Dummy in each of the 32 seats, began its climb up the 230-foot lift at 4:41pm, rising above the park, above the trees. It roared down the 215-foot first drop at 74-degree angle, and made its way through vertical drops of 193, 131, 129, 110 and 106 feet; two helixes and the splashdown ending (without water) before stopping on the break run outside the station. The ride worked the way it was supposed to the first time!

 

The sound of the ride was one that only a B&M coaster can make! You can feel the power of this 5,282-foot monster as you stand and watch it from the midway.

 

Daily testing on Diamondback is scheduled to begin tomorrow.

 

- Don Helbig

Chance of light rain through the morning, then turning cooler with temperatures in the mid 40's with a 100 percent chance of Diamondback testing in the afternoon.

 

- Don Helbig

 

www.kidiamondback.com/public/latest/blog/index.cfm?entry=7420095f-0e51-40e3-aaa9-e5728dab3622

 

And they won't let us see it! Ugh, it's killing me!

 

Dude, chill. There should be an update soon....everyone's excited, but you don't have to be annoying about how they're making it suspenseful.

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Don Helbig stated in a few e-mails that the webcams were being moved around to try out new angles. They'll be keeping the webcams throughout the season, so they're going to move the cameras to show off other areas of the park. I understand that it may be a bit advantageous to "hide" the initial run in case something went wrong, but I'm pretty sure we'd find out anyway. Conspiracy theorists can believe whatever they want though...

 

I don't really care if I get to watch it on a pixelated webpage that refreshes once every 5 seconds. As long as I get to see it running in person, I'm happy. (Ok, I wouldn't mind if a POV/other official video were posted...)

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