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Son of Beast
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Son of Beast (Kings Island) - OnRide - (720p)

General
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Park Kings Island
Location USAMason, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated
Operated May 26, 2000 - June 16, 2009
Opened
Opening
Cost US$20,500,000 (approximately)
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Roller Coaster Corporation of America
Builder
Designer Werner Stengel
Type
Type Wooden
Model Custom Looping Coaster (2000-20060

Hyper Coaster (2006-2012)

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Son of Beast was a wooden hyper roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. It was billed as the sequel to Beast. When the ride first opened in 2000, Son of Beast was the only wooden roller coaster in the in the world to feature a vertical loop. The loop was later removed after an incident in which 27 people were injured. The loop was not directly related to the incident, but was removed to allow for lighter trains, to reduce the chances of a re-occurrence.

SOB Vertical Loop

The defunct vertical loop

After the incident in 2009, the ride remained closed for the rest of the season. At the Halloween of 2010, the loading station was wrapped with gray plywood for a new attraction.

On July 27, 2012, Kings Island announced that the roller coaster would not reopen and was dismantled from the park.[1]

Former World RecordsEdit

Preceded by

Rattler

World's Tallest Wooden Roller Coaster

May 2000–June 2009

Succeeded by

Colossos

Preceded by

Rattler

World's Tallest Wooden Roller Coaster Drop

May 2000–June 2009

Succeeded by

El Toro

Preceded by

Rattler

World's Fastest Wooden Roller Coaster

May 2000–June 2009

Succeeded by

El Toro

TeaseEdit

Apparently, there was some teasing going on at HalloWeekends at Kings lsland. The teasing is of a casket with broken chains around and a tombstone behind it that says "My beloved son". This is located in front of The Beast. It could just be a reference or a little tease for the future.

Kings Island Roller Coasters
Operating Adventure ExpressBacklot Stunt CoasterBeastDiamondbackFirehawkFlight DeckFlight of FearFlying ACE Aerial ChaseGreat Pumpkin CoasterInvertigoRacerVortexWoodstock Express
Former BatBavarian BeetleDemonKing CobraScooby's Ghoster CoasterSon of Beast

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