Ohio theme park begins taking Son of Beast apart

The work of taking apart the Son of Beast roller coaster has begun at Kings Island, more than a decade after it opened.
Associated Press
Sep 25, 2012

 

Billed as the world's tallest and fastest wooden coaster and with a signature loop in 2000, the ride was idled repeatedly at the southwest Ohio theme park. It closed for nearly a year for reconstruction after a 2006 accident injured more than two dozen people. It closed again after a woman reported being hurt in 2009. Park officials considered options, then decided to give up on the ride.

Its track rose to a 218-foot peak with trains reaching speeds of 78 mph.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/UA35Wh ) that dismantling the ride will take months. Park officials say the 12 acres opened will be used for future expansion.

 

Comments

TheScientist

That's good. That thing was horrible.

allrhetoricanyway

My nephews FAVE ride! Glad it's gonna be gone if it's so unsafe! He won't be happy, but he'll be grateful in the long run!!

althenaruby

If it was hurting people then i'm happy they are taking it down.

phroggy

And yet the Mean Streak lives on!!!!

Phil Packer

They should burn it, and run the trains with skeletons in them. That would be cool!