Kings Island GM: Son of Beast will not open

Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2010 3:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Kings Island General Manager Greg Scheid said that the Son of Beast roller coaster, which was closed after an accident and a number of other problems, will not open with the park this year.

Read more from The Business Courier of Cincinnati.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 3:27 AM

Wow, what a shocker. ::roles eyes::

I like this quote,

We want to make sure everyone in Greater Cincinnati understands who Snoopy is.

You know, the people that already know who Spongebob is. :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 3:39 AM

What a surprise.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 3:42 AM

Exactly, 99er. :)

At least the park management understands what they're up against with the switch.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:28 AM


Well, it still looks cool. Rotting or not.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:21 AM


Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:27 AM

I still think they should have a Red Cross Auction to light the first match!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:35 AM

What a bad article. Short, full of random facts and quotes, and really only talks about SOB for like 2 sentences.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 12:07 PM

Yeah, the article is not about SoB, it's about the opening of the park under Apollo. Lame article, I agree. And of course, predictible.

Here's another great one...

The coaster was considered the largest, tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world.

"Considered" the tallest and fastest wooden? Either it is the tallest and fastest, or it isn't. There is no consideration involved.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 2:26 PM

I'm not sure if this is good news or bad news since I am heading to KI for the first time this memorial day weekend.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 2:39 PM

Andy - you don't need to visit KI to ride SOB. When you see me at Holiwood Nights I'll just kick you in the butt and ribs a few hundred's basically the same experience : )

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 3:42 PM

Why is it that any time an article doesn't cover what you want it's bad? I'd love to put some of you through a freshman journalism class.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 3:55 PM

Probably because of the headline. Most assumed it was all about SoB is my guess. That is what I thought when I read it but I wasn't going to say that it was a bad article. I found the part about Snoopy interesting. Oh well, can't please everyone, and by everyone I mean coaster enthusiasts. :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 4:17 PM

^^ Will you also flip me upside down smoothly before you resume the beating?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 5:35 PM

I might be able to work that into the ride experience, lol.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 10:48 AM

I admit I have never taken a course in journalism. I was basing my comments on the title of the article compared to its actual contents. Of course, if the goal is to use a headline that will grab the most readers' attention, then I guess it was a successful article.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:59 PM

Like Andy would get ANY enjoyment out of SoB.

I'm really curious to see what they do with the ride. If it ever re-opens I think they are going to make some pretty substantial changes to it, like something akin to making Texas Giant a steel coaster.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 1:05 PM

If the superstructure itself has been confirmed from day one to be insufficient, then id say flatten it even if that means no replacement. When I was there this summer I didn't feel as if I was missing out at all. Even without SoB, the coaster lineup at KI is above average if not elite.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 2:45 PM

I've just submitted this to news:

There are plans to reopen SOB during the 2010 season.

Last edited by Pagoda Gift Shop, Wednesday, March 17, 2010 2:46 PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 2:49 PM

They could always go with a renovation like the texas giant, and reinstall the loop. ;) That was the best part of the ride anyway.


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