Am I the only one who thinks this is sad? I feel bad for not waiting to ride it in 2009, and its been SO long. Plus, we are losing the only hyper-woodie in the WORLD! On the other hand, they've taken long enough to make a decision. Which leads to the obvious question - Will there be a Grandson of Beast ?
"You should remake the son of the beast as metal and make it an anneversery"
Now that I think of it, a good layout inspired by the old ride using Iron Horse or topper track could be put there, and if it was, say, 2015, that would be the 15th anniversary of the original opening.
GigaG wrote:Am I the only one who thinks this is sad? I feel bad for not waiting to ride it in 2009, and its been SO long. Plus, we are losing the only hyper-woodie in the WORLD! On the other hand, they've taken long enough to make a decision. Which leads to the obvious question - Will there be a Grandson of Beast ?
I bet RMC could build a much better wooden hyper than what RCCA did. With the way technology and coaster design is improving, I doubt it would be long until we get more hyper woodies.
Schwarzkopf was a genius; anything less makes you a moron.
Finally that thing is gone! It really was just a waste of space and the layout was not that great of a layout and it would be very hard to modify. I'm having my fingers crossed that a B&M invert will replace it.
It would be cool to see them continue the Beast family, sort of like the way they did with Hercules and Hydra at Dorney Park but with a RMC. The world needs more what-the-hell-is-that elements like on that project at Silver Dollar City.
Though I have a hunch that they won't and they'll go with B&M. I dunno why.
KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – After a lengthy evaluation of all alternatives, Kings Island announced today the decision has been made to remove the Son of Beast roller coaster to make room for future park expansion.
The dismantling of the ride, which last operated in 2009, will begin later this summer.
Last edited by ernierocker on Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:50 pm.
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