Kings Island won't reopen Son of Beast this year

Full story: Columbus Dispatch

Kings Island says it will keep the troubled Son of Beast roller coaster shut down for the rest of the summer season.
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Eugene_C

Columbus, OH

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Aug 10, 2009
 
Looks like I'm cancelling my trip then. One of the reasons I was going to go was because I hadn't ridden that one yet.
Karl

Columbus, OH

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Aug 10, 2009
 
I would go if they gave me free passes.
Tracy_Barth

United States

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#3
Aug 10, 2009
 
Yeah, King Island sucks. Cedar Point has sucked the life out of all the amusement parks in Ohio. They're no fun anymore. They bought them all up and stripped them down into lame carnival ride parks with lame food. The exact same food at all the stands! Chicken strips anyone or fatty hamburgers on stale buns?

Bring back the animals and the fish and chips and make them fun again. The only people who want to go to your parks anymore are college kids who don't have any money to spend once they buy the tickets. Nothing for adults to do while their kids run around.
Karen

Dublin, OH

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#4
Aug 10, 2009
 
That ride is the worst wooden coaster I've ever been on. It's unbelievably jarring, and I am a huge coaster enthusiast. If you watch the coaster as it peaks at the hill, the entire structure waves astronomically. It's not safe any longer. Take it down, build something people want to ride!!
Dave C

Lancaster, OH

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Aug 10, 2009
 
Take this for what it's worth but it's being reported elsewhere online that prices on all the Son of Beast merchandise has been slashed at the KI gift shops
Amazing

Grove City, OH

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#6
Aug 10, 2009
 
Simply a poorly designed coaster,,,, take it down
Doug

Phoenix, AZ

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Aug 10, 2009
 

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Tracy:
Kings Island has Skyline chili & LaRosa's pizza. What else could you possibly want?
Matt Burgoon

United States

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Aug 11, 2009
 
Kings Island has that indoor coaster that is supposed to be like area 51. That is one of the best coasters I have ever been on. It takes like one second to get to 60 mph.
jesse

Toledo, OH

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Aug 11, 2009
 
The son of beast is the worst roller coaster I have ever been on, I rode on it a few years ago and after riding we had to cut our trip short because my head and shoulders hurt so bad from being knocked around, and this was after they had "fixed the problem"
Eugene_C

Columbus, OH

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Aug 11, 2009
 
Dave C wrote:
Take this for what it's worth but it's being reported elsewhere online that prices on all the Son of Beast merchandise has been slashed at the KI gift shops
Sounds like the Son of Beast will not be back next year. Better buy one, it will be a collectible on E-Bay in 10 years!
David

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#11
Sep 13, 2009
 
You know why not repair the seats and cars? this has been done before on other coasters. Shock absorbing foam padding the seats is a lot less expensive that tearing it down!Really it is only 9 years old! My wife rode this coaster and we were able to concieve Jack, our bouncing baby boy soon after leaving and going to a nearby Hotel! Thanks to Son of Beast we were able to finally concieve our wonderful baby Boy!!!!I so love this coaster and the wonderful people at Kings Island ,,Maybe that jaring around helped my wife. I would just be so sad to see such a fine coaster destroyed. Please Please dont take Son of Beast away from us ,,we love this coaster!
wrapqueen

Middletown, OH

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#12
Sep 18, 2009
 
The ride is not enjoyable, it needs to be taken down.
scatterboobs

Minneapolis, MN

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#13
Jul 29, 2012
 
my cleavage got jarrippled whilst a riding that coaster and also people in line kepta fartin like they was on a toilet in private or sumthin'

one more thing, kings island used to be fun, but now it's a bare-bones bore. eat it.

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