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Son of Beast

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Son of Beast
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Kings Island
Location Kings Mills, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated July 4, 2007 to June 2009
May 26, 2000 to July 9, 2006
Statistics
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH, Roller Coaster Corporation of America
Type Wooden - Hyper
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height218 feet
Drop214 feet
Top speed78.4 mph
Length7,032 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop55.7°
Duration2:20
G-force4.5G
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Son of Beast was a wooden roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. It was billed as the sequel to Beast and was the only wooden hyper roller coaster ever built. When the ride first opened in 2000, Son of Beast was the only wooden roller coaster in the in the world to feature a vertical loop. The loop was later removed after an incident in which 27 people were injured. The loop was not directly related to the incident, but was removed to allow for lighter trains, to reduce the chances of a re-occurrence.

After the incident in 2009, the ride remained closed for the rest of the season. At the Halloween of 2010, the loading station was wrapped with gray plywood for a new attraction.

On July 27, 2012, Kings Island announced that the roller coaster would not reopen and was dismantled from the park.[1]

There is a tribute you'll find in the queue, it is an eternal flame.

The station is still used as a haunted house called Wolf Pack.

Design[edit]

Trains[edit]

Originally 2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 36 riders per train. But then in the 2005/06 off season, one car from each train was removed, reducing the capacity to 30. These trains were designed by Premier Rides.

Tease[edit]

Apparently, there was some teasing going on at HalloWeekends at Kings lsland. The teasing is of a casket with broken chains around and a tombstone behind it that says "My beloved son". This is located in front of The Beast. It could just be a reference or a little tease for the future.

References[edit]

  1. http://www.visitkingsisland.com/article/media-center/Son-of-Beast-roller-coaster-to-be-removed-to-make-room-for-future-park-expansion
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Preceded by
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Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Succeeded by
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