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Woman claims 500 rides on new Ohio coaster

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MASON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman who calls roller coasters relaxing says she has already gone more than 500 times on the newest coaster at Kings Island near Cincinnati.

Fifty-two-year-old Darlene Bell, of Dayton, says she hit her milestone on the Diamondback on Saturday.

A day later, she rode an additional 14 times.

Kings Island spokesman Don Helbig confirms that Bell is at the amusement park all the time. He says once she gets off the Diamondback, she wants to get back in line.

The ride was launched when Kings Island opened for the season April 18. Bell, a mother of two grown sons, calls herself the "Roller Coaster Mama" and says she first got hooked when she was 13.

She says coasters relax her and that she likes the speed.

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