Archive for November 2009

SOAR Member Surpasses 900 Coasters

The American Coaster Enthusiasts Southern Ohio Region would like to honor David Cornell of Cincinnati, Ohio for his accomplishment of riding well over 900 coasters in his lifetime.  This past summer, David got his 900th coaster on Evil Knievel located at Six Flags St Louis.  Six Flags St Louis is the park where David began his coaster riding on the River King Mine Train some 30 years ago.   To this date, David has now ridden 967 total coasters.  Although, many enthusiasts have ridden coasters numbering in the hundreds, very few reach 900 and beyond. We congratulate David on this accomplishment!

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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