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I've compiled some of the best "Roller Coaster Demolition Photos" here...

 

10 Awesome Roller Coaster Demolition Photos

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Psyclone at Six Flags Magic Mountain

(My personal favorite!)

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Orient Express at Worlds of Fun

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Flashback at Six Flags Magic Mountain

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Riverview Park in Chicago

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Rolling Thunder at Six Flags Great Adventure

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Star Jet in Seaside Heights New Jersey

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Son of Beast at Kings Island

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Son of Beast at Kings Island

(two photos because this ride DESERVES it!)

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Tornado at Walibi Belgium

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Villain at Geauga Lake

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Windjammer at Knott's Berry Farm

(Another personal favorite!)

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And here's a bonus one... Wildcat at Idora Park!

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Alas, a sad picture indeed of one of the most fun, ejector filled, slam you around, OMG am I gonna die coasters around, Idora's Wildcat. I knew from the first time I saw a picture of it as a kid, I just had to ride it. I am soo oglad I got to marathon ride Wildcat in its last days. Talk about being devastated when I opened the morning paper and saw Her going up in flames. Sorry if these have been posted before. These following pics are demolition by fire. (posted from the Youngstown Vindicator, the local paper there)gn52146k0s5000ih6g0000.thumb.jpg.ada739a66a789e568b218c308223ef99.jpg

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And let's not forget the Big Bad Wolf.

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The Big Bad Wolf Memorial Stump (where the sign used to be).

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The old footers (reused for Verbolten).

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I've compiled some of the best "Roller Coaster Demolition Photos" here...

 

10 Awesome Roller Coaster Demolition Photos

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As bad as this ride was, this picture made me feel some kinda way. Spent my childhood riding it, so many childhood memories with friends getting off the ride and saying how horrible it was...then getting back in line.

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Seeing pld pictures of Son of Beast kind of makes me wish that thing had survived long enough to let RMC have a chance to work with it. I can jsut imagine a barrel roll out of the station dop, then a gigantic surf curve before the dive into the first helix, then who knows that after that.

 

I know I'm in the minority here but in it's first few years that thing was an exciting ride, the layout wasn't all that great but just the sheer size and power that thing created was a memorable experience (even if that memory was erased from the head bashing in later years). I'm guess we'll never see a wooden coaster that large ever again for good reason but it was kind of cool for a little while.

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While not as spectacular, I still vividly remember the discussions started in the coaster community from these photos. I have photos of the coaster before the dismantling as well, and might try a before/after photoset someday with Lightning Run.

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I know I'm in the minority here but in it's first few years that thing was an exciting ride, the layout wasn't all that great but just the sheer size and power that thing created was a memorable experience (even if that memory was erased from the head bashing in later years). I'm guess we'll never see a wooden coaster that large ever again for good reason but it was kind of cool for a little while.

 

While Son of Beast was a sh*tty ride I don't know if I hated it AS MUCH as some people did. On it's worst day I'd much rather ride that than something like Mighty Canadian Minebuster, X2, Green Lantern First Flight or basically any Togo that's ever operated in America. Early on, it was actually kind of fun (though maybe that was just because we didn't know any better).

 

Still, I'm thrilled that they replaced it with Banshee. It was by no means a good ride.

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While Son of Beast was a sh*tty ride I don't know if I hated it AS MUCH as some people did.......Still, I'm thrilled that they replaced it with Banshee. It was by no means a good ride.

 

I am extremely please they replaced it with Banshee also, love it. But you have to wonder now (in hindsight) what RMC could have done with it. If they can transform that hunk of garbage that was called Mean Steak into Steel Vengeance we will never know what could have possibly been done to SOB.

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While Son of Beast was a sh*tty ride I don't know if I hated it AS MUCH as some people did.......Still, I'm thrilled that they replaced it with Banshee. It was by no means a good ride.

 

I am extremely please they replaced it with Banshee also, love it. But you have to wonder now (in hindsight) what RMC could have done with it. If they can transform that hunk of garbage that was called Mean Steak into Steel Vengeance we will never know what could have possibly been done to SOB.

 

If I remember correctly, substandard wood was used to build sob. It would have to of been completely replaced. At that point, I dont think it would be cost effective opposed to building from scratch.

The ride sucked donkey ball's anyway. The last time I rode sob, I had a river of blood running down my leg from my knees slamming into the handlebars during the ride. Plus, my brain felt scrambled for like a week.

 

Not sure how some people enjoyed this coaster. It was beyond terrable. I can't remember how many, but there several injuries connected to this ride as well. Out of all the coasters I have been on, this is the ONLY one I hated.

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