Question for Ohio Beast fans...

Saturday, November 22, 2003 8:09 PM
Way back in 1986, my dad, in a short-lived fit of coolness, took me out to Kings Island (as it was then known) so that I could ride the Beast. It had one of the coolest signs I have ever seen, like a Gold Rush era sign recruiting brave souls to seek out a "beast" that had been terrorizing a mining area or some such.

I have three questions:

Is that sign still there?

Is there a similar sign for SOB?

Does anyone have photos of the sign(s)? My dad took a photo of me in front of it, but I would like to get a photo of the Beast's sign, at least, preferably without a 14-year-old me.

Thanx

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Saturday, November 22, 2003 8:18 PM
You're welkum.

What is SOB anyway?

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Saturday, November 22, 2003 8:25 PM
The beast sign Has not changed much in its time. A new sign has been put up but the logo is the same.

Son of beast has a totally different logo

Here is Son of Beast's sign
http://www.pbase.com/image/15987809

Here is The Beast's sign
http://www.pbase.com/image/15987837

SOB is Son of Beast.

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Saturday, November 22, 2003 8:29 PM
PKIEMPSOB, thanks, but I'm not looking for a sign over a queue. I'm looking for a sign that was near the queue, with two or four paragraphs of text on it, playing up (hyping, if you prefer) the mystery of the ride.
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Saturday, November 22, 2003 9:14 PM
prabe that sign has not been in the park for a long time. I think they took it out some time around 1989.
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Saturday, November 22, 2003 9:38 PM
Drat. Now if I want to show anyone that sign, I have to show them a picture of me at 14. sigh.
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Saturday, November 22, 2003 9:45 PM
Did they remove the "old" sign about the same time the "pawprints" on the concrete leading to the coaster disappeared?

PKIEMPSOB,

Pbase is awesome isn't it? :-) Cool pics!

-Tina

*** Edited 11/23/2003 2:49:04 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Saturday, November 22, 2003 9:57 PM
Well a friend of mine ownes the 20th anneversary Sign that was outside the Q.

Pat, Beast used to have many chalkboard signs in the Q. The only one remaining that I know of is in the station on the operators booth, GRAVEST IMPORTANCE, YOU MAY LOOSE Your glasses to THE BEAST.

Old ones I can remember were: Three Cheers for THE BEAST and there were a couple others.

Chuck

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Saturday, November 22, 2003 9:59 PM
Oh, ANd a funny thing is, In 2000 they put up DANGER on the Beast sign, It was quickly removed within a couple weeks and changed to BEWARE!

Chuck

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 10:44 AM
Speaking of Beast, is there any other themeing that the ride has lost over the years other than signs and the water under the station? I've always wondered if there was more to the mine car and "cave" near the lift.
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Sunday, November 23, 2003 11:56 AM
What's the water under the station deal?

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 3:49 PM
There used to be water under the station. There is a "tower" near the station where water used to run down into the pond beneath. I think there was even a water wheel as well, but I'm not quite sure.
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Sunday, November 23, 2003 6:36 PM
lol, that SoB pic has a girl on a bench holding her head! at least it's a rrealistic pic!
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Sunday, November 23, 2003 7:15 PM

coasterqueenTRN said:
Did they remove the "old" sign about the same time the "pawprints" on the concrete leading to the coaster disappeared?

I don't think so. As I recall, the pawprints were still there when I went back in 99.

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 8:40 PM

pkidelirium said:
lol, that SoB pic has a girl on a bench holding her head! at least it's a rrealistic pic!

Actually no the GUY was scratching his head

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Sunday, November 23, 2003 9:39 PM
You can still see the water wheel with many coins near the station. Follow the coins and you will see how the water wheel and where the pond under the station was.
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