Monday, August 24, 2009
Coaster Kid takes 1,000th ride on Diamondback
A jubilant Andrew Klenk (front seat, left) took his 1,000th ride on Kings Island’s new Diamondback roller coaster on Monday here, accompanied by his father, Tim Klenk. The 13-year-old Lebanon, Ohio native has made 65 trips to Kings Island this season, averaging 15.4 rides per visit on the $22 million steel coaster. He became the second person to complete 1,000 rides on Diamondback in as many days. Yesterday, 67-year-old Gary Coleman of Monfort Heights, Ohio accrued his 1,000th ride.