Son of Beast closed for the year, future to be decided in off-season

Posted Monday, August 10, 2009 9:12 PM | Contributed by metallik

The Son of Beast roller coaster has been declared safe, but debate over whether it's "enjoyable" prompted Kings Island to keep it closed through year's end, officials said Monday. Park officials won't decide what to do with it until the off-season.

Read more from The Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Monday, August 10, 2009 10:10 PM

Don Helbig, park spokesman, said today, , "we're notcompletely satisfied with the ride experience."

They just now figured this out?

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Monday, August 10, 2009 10:14 PM

Then why is mean streak still open?? That is at a cedarfair park as well?? After my visit I consider KI the home of the roughest coaster anywere.

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Monday, August 10, 2009 10:15 PM

Bon Fire Bon Fire Bon Fire

or better use the wood to support a new Intamin plug n play

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Monday, August 10, 2009 10:34 PM

It's going to be dismantled and sent to Geauga Lake.

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Monday, August 10, 2009 10:35 PM

Can they just get rid of this thing already?

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Monday, August 10, 2009 10:56 PM

As much as I actually enjoy this ride (yes, you read that right!), I'm just about certain this is the beginning of the end for SOB. I said about two weeks ago it would likely be down the rest of the season...it happened. I hate to predict the demise of this ride, but its on its way down and out more than likely. I don't think there's really much they can do to help the ride anyway. I'm glad I got my rides in over the past 10 seasons.

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Monday, August 10, 2009 11:04 PM

Walk said:
It's going to be dismantled and sent to Geauga Lake.

WRONG!!!.... they're sending it to Holiday World... announcement comes Thursday...

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Monday, August 10, 2009 11:07 PM

Son of Clause? Huh...

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Monday, August 10, 2009 11:13 PM

C-L-A-U-S-E? And I was worried about misspelling choice! lol ;)

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Monday, August 10, 2009 11:22 PM

Oh, right. Sorry. I blame Tim Allen. :)

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Monday, August 10, 2009 11:22 PM

I just saw this on my local news a few minutes ago. This just confirms what we already suspected. At least the park is finally talking about it.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:11 AM

TAER it down!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:01 AM

I never rode this ride, but I wish I did when it had the loop. It had horrible Premier trains that were rough, now it has Gerstlauer trains, which absolutely horrible. So would good set of trains like PTC or Millennium Flyers (I know, GCI exclusive, but I can dream) help this coaster out at all?

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:31 AM

Yeah, I'm with Greg on this one. Rip it out before it hurts anyone else.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:43 AM

As much as I hate the ride...

Leave it up. There are enough suckers that WANT to ride it that won't be waiting in line with me for the other, better rides in the park.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 7:45 AM

So...

If they build a new ride in place of SOB, what are we gonna call it?

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 8:14 AM

^Son of Hydra, of course!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 8:29 AM

To the best I can recall, I actually never got to ride it WITHOUT the loop. Part of me would like that chance just to see if it did improve things any, but honestly it doesn't sound like it did...

Last edited by GregLeg, Tuesday, August 11, 2009 8:29 AM
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 8:46 AM

New name for replacement

Son of beast's son

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