Son of Beast closes

Monday, June 22, 2009 4:58 PM

My local news channel WKRC local 12 ran a piece at 4 o'clock about Kings Island's Son of Beast be closed, and that the Ohio Agriculture Department is on site investigating.

http://www.local12.com/content/breaking_news/story/Son-of-Beast-Rol...oyUaQ.cspx

Last edited by Daniel Smith, Monday, June 22, 2009 4:59 PM
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Monday, June 22, 2009 5:03 PM

TAER IT DOWN!!!!!!!!!

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Monday, June 22, 2009 5:05 PM

I have some gas and a lighter that I can contribute.

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Monday, June 22, 2009 5:05 PM

Poor Lady. I rode it and I could feel my brain rattling in my cranial cavity.
Are there any mourners for Sonny's closing? Anyone? Anyone? (tumbleweed)

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Monday, June 22, 2009 5:15 PM

Actually over on KICentral you would be quite surprised to know that there are lots of people there that love it.

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Monday, June 22, 2009 5:22 PM

SoB suffered from the worst fate: mediocrity.

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Monday, June 22, 2009 5:22 PM

I have literally felt my HEART shaking on this ride. I thought: "Oh that can't be good"

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Monday, June 22, 2009 5:25 PM

KICentral members who love SOB? Well that's an unbiased group! lol

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Monday, June 22, 2009 5:30 PM

Oh I know Moosh, just wanted to point out that there are in fact people that do like it though. :)

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Monday, June 22, 2009 5:32 PM

Obviously the only reason Cedar Fair bought the Paramount parks was so they could close Sonny down because it was stealing all of MF's riders! ;)

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Monday, June 22, 2009 6:22 PM

I wonder how much longer they are going to dump money into that thing. I'm sure it's as popular with maintenance as it is with us.

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Monday, June 22, 2009 6:54 PM

BogeyMon said:
Obviously the only reason Cedar Fair bought the Paramount parks was so they could close Sonny down because it was stealing all of MF's riders! ;)

I would agree, but what they didn't bargain for was the CP Curse!

Last I heard, The Beast is sinking!

muhahahaha

;)

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Monday, June 22, 2009 6:55 PM

Mamoosh said:
KICentral members who love SOB? Well that's an unbiased group! lol

That's like saying X2 is a good ride because SFMM Addict says so! :-D

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Monday, June 22, 2009 7:00 PM

crazy horse said:
I have some gas and a lighter that I can contribute.

I'll throw in some C4 for good measure. I still have shoulder pains to this day because of my one ride on that piece of crap.

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Monday, June 22, 2009 7:15 PM

Being in the minority here I will state that I am OK with SOB (I am also on KICentral). That being said, not everyone should be riding roller coasters. I have seen many people get on them that should know better then to ride.

BTW, I am not speaking of anyone here and since no real details have been released we don't know if she has a concussion or just a hypochondriac with a headache.

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Monday, June 22, 2009 7:56 PM

I ride coasters all the time, and I will not even ride it anymore.

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Monday, June 22, 2009 8:06 PM

Wow did not see that coming ;-)
Please tear that $h!t DOWN!!!

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Monday, June 22, 2009 8:12 PM

If Sonny were constructed on either coast, it never would have taken rider one. As it is, the ride had a good long run (and I'm happy to have ridden it with and without the loop on several occasions with only minimal loss of mental faculties). The loop should be reused, it really worked well. The rest, as they say, is history. Good riddance.

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Monday, June 22, 2009 8:22 PM

I never have ridden it, and I'd be a little miffed if it's closed for good because I was at KI several times, and it was never open on the day(s) of my visit(s). As bad as I know it must be, I'm still upset that I never got a chance to ride it. I hope it sticks around a little linger for my own personal evaluation.

Actually, the news of SOB being built was responsible for me becoming an "enthusiast." The Beast was at the time, my favorite coaster, and I randomly searched for Beast pictures, and Son of Beast is what I found. I also a website with a pale yellow background and something called "discussion forums."

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Monday, June 22, 2009 8:53 PM

As crazy as this sounds, I rather enjoy a few back seat rides on Sonny whenever I get the opportunity to visit, of course I always schedule a chiropractic appointment upon my return home, but its worth it. I know I'm in the VAST majority here, but I enjoy getting the crap beaten out of me by a coaster.

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