Posted Monday, April 17, 2000 6:47 AM | Contributed by ShiveringTim
I was lucky enough to be at PKI today when they started to place Son of Beast trains on the track. I was also lucky enough to be up in the Eiffel Tower when this happened so the vantage point is pretty cool. Pictures of this event are now on my site.
Link: Midwest Coaster Central
Monday, April 17, 2000 8:51 AM
Wow. Those are wheels look big for a woodie.
Nice photos of Mr. Althoff. ;)
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Monday, April 17, 2000 8:56 AM
Wow, I agree. I get the feeling this wooden coaster is going to feel more like a steel ride than a "traditional" wooden one.
Not saying that's a BAD thing, but I'm wondering if the gimmick is going to be worth the high maintenance costs associated with large wooden rides.
Great pics, though.
Monday, April 17, 2000 1:15 PM
If its more like a steel coaster then a wooden one (cars and wheels) then wouldn't it put less stress on the track?
Monday, April 17, 2000 6:42 PM
Why can't I connect to your webpage, I keep getting and "action canceled" and a "home pc" ip address, with some netmeeting thing.
Monday, April 17, 2000 8:40 PM
Great PICS!!! But doesn't the station look boring and plain? Of course I have only seen a few pics of it so far....from the looks of the station I would expect to be getting on a steel coaster. But I guess if its a great ride.....who cares? And of course its not the most important part of the ride. Just an observation. Any updates on when this SOB will be open?
Let the coasters begin!!
Monday, April 17, 2000 9:21 PM
The offical opening date is Wensdays, April 26th for Season Pass holders! BTW Cool Pics.!!!! At this site!
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Tuesday, April 18, 2000 5:38 AM
Wow! Take a look at the helix! That is something else!
Tuesday, April 18, 2000 7:00 AM
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Scott W. Short
Tuesday, April 18, 2000 3:15 PM
Yes the helix looks cool, but what bothers me is the stupid loop. Now Im not against the loop, I like the idea. However it would have been much better if they incorprorated into into the superstructure of the ride. A hidden loop inside the maze of wood would increase the excitment rating immensely. Looks to me as though they just but a steel coaster loop in there to have a loop. Stupid if ya ask me.
Wednesday, April 19, 2000 8:14 AM
Yeah the station does look a bit plain for such a record-breaking, hyped-up ride. You also have to think it will have more of a steel ride feel than a shaky wooden ride.
Nonetheless that track looks absolutely amazing as there is hardly a spot where it's flat it seems. Everything is banked, helixed, curved etc.., I wish PKI would've just gone ahead and built a steel ride if their gonna do all this hokey stuff with SOB, I still don't understand that. But then again I know how PKI can be about their big rides. They over-hype everything, you would've thought Days Of Thunder (now James Bond 007 ride) was comparable to "Spiderman" at IOA when it came out according to PKI's hype. As we all know that is a lamer ride for all ages. Here's to hoping SOB is as promising as it looks. I am sure there will be some disappointment.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2000 7:18 PM
I am going to have to agree with Revolutionary, the loop does look a little out of place. It would be more exciting to hide it a little better. But nonetheless, the SOB still looks like a great coaster, and I am looking forward to riding it.
Wednesday, April 19, 2000 9:45 PM
Wednesday, April 19, 2000 11:48 PM
Hi Screamin Deamon