Theme Park, Amusement Park and Attractions Industry News

Son of Beast RIP

The final section of the Son of Beast wooden rollercoaster at Kings Island in Cincinnati came down in late November.

Work crews brought down the lift hill using cables, nearly two months after work began to dismantle the ride to make room for future park expansion.

Son of Beast opened in 2000 as the tallest, fastest and only looping wooden coaster in the world. Featuring a 214ft first drop and reaching speeds up to 78 miles per hour, it offered a thrilling proposition at first became increasingly uncomfortable to ride and expensive to maintain. The attraction last operated in 2009.

See the ride below in its original glory, during and after demolition.


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