Ohio park selling pieces of troubled coaster

An Ohio amusement park is selling off pieces of a troubled roller coaster that is now being torn down.
Associated Press
Oct 9, 2012


The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://bit.ly/R10tv6 ) reports that Kings Island in Mason is selling plaques with a piece of track from the Son of Beast coaster for $99.99. Pieces of the wood structure are being offered for $49.99, and structural bolts for $24.99.

Billed as the world's tallest and fastest wooden coaster and with a signature loop in 2000, the ride was idled repeatedly. 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.

Crews began demolishing it last month.



Phil Packer

CP could have done the same, or raffled of a chance to push the "button" to take down the Space Spiral, donating the proceeds to charity. Oh well...


Or Wildcat !!