Tagged: son of beast

Coasters-101: Why are roller coasters removed?

Roller coasters are multi-million dollar investments that amusement parks spend countless dollars and time in designing, building, and maintaining. But lately it seems like we’ve seen more roller coasters and classic thrill rides closed and dismantled than ever before. Why...

Son of Beast Falls

Kings Island recently shared this saddening photo of Son of Beast’s lift hill falling to the ground. Now, very little remains of the once-giant coaster. The park is expected to upload a video of the lift hill being demolished. We’ll...

Son of Beast Topples

Before long, Son of Beast at Kings Island will be no more. Today crews began demolishing the coaster’s nearly 22-story lift hill and first drop. The below video shows the coaster’s 214-foot-drop literally toppling over. The giant structure quickly compacts...

Son of Beast to be Removed

The answer to the question “will Son of Beast reopen” has finally been answered. After a lengthy evaluation of all alternatives, Kings Island announced today the decision has been made to remove Son of Beast, the world’s tallest wooden roller...

Son of Beast Signage Gone

Last week we noticed at Kings Island that the logo from the Son of Beast sign had been removed, but the giant “box” was still there. However, a member from KICentral posted the following image which shows the entire box...

Kings Island Opening Day Photos

I spent the day at Kings Island today and had a great time at the park. While the first day of the season brought a decent crowd, I was fortunate enough to be able to ride nearly everything in the...

Will Son of Beast ever reopen?

Here’s an interesting article from Cincinnati.com that questions the current status of the Son of Beast at Kings Island and if it will ever reopen. The ride as you know has been plagued with problems ever since it opened, even...