Although it isnt that popular I am hoping to get to Kings Island next year and would like to ride it so I hope it makes it one more year. No it's not one of the greatest coasters ever but it would be nice to get one ride on it before it's gone.
Dood, I know. I mean, I'd kind of feel the same way you do if I never got to ride it. I'd want to get at least one in. But after riding it, I'd wish that someone would have warned me to stay away. So I'll do that for you. Stay away, I'm just looking out for ya man!
While I personally had started enjoying SOB this season and last, and thought it had been improving, I have to believe it's future is in question.
- They can't continue handling lawsuits for this ride.
- Plus, sitting in the restaurant we were at tonight when it came across the TV, all you could here at tables around us were comments about it always being a POS, being unsafe, having known so and so who was hurt on it, I hurt all over after riding it, I rode it once and never again, and on...and on...and on. It's not the first time I've heard these type things said by the general public about SOB either, but from the sound of it, it's already been given a death sentence by the public no matter how much PKI works to improve it.
- And as much as I personally like SOB, there is a reason that I have never waited more than 5-10 minutes to ride it. *** Edited 7/10/2006 12:00:11 AM UTC by Floorless Fan***
I'm sorry to hear about the accident, but I hope they continue to work on it instead of tearing it down. I've probably had more than 50 rides on it and not a single complaint. It's a fast wooden coaster and I wouldn't expect anything different than a rough ride. I've had worse rides on Mean Streak @ CP.
I would like to hope this could be one of the final nails in the coffin for SOB, but I'm sure that is nothing more then wishful thinking. I could think of about 100 other ideas they could do with the land space SOB is using up...any of them would be better then letting this coaster still stand. Hopefully, with new management under Cedar Fair, they will suck up their pride, and finally let it go.
I sincerly hope everyone is ok after this accident. Will be interesting to hear more details on what went wrong.