Son of Beast™
Son of Beast is a world-record breaking roller coaster that elevates the classic wood coaster experience to a new level and introduces an evolutionary concept, a 103-ft. loop. No other wooden roller coaster in the world features a loop. In addition, the Son of Beast represents the largest single investment in the history of Paramount's Kings Island and tops off a two-year $40 million capital expansion program at the 364-acre theme park.
The Son of Beast roller coaster is named after its legendary predecessor, The Beast®. Built in 1979, The Beast is one of Paramount's Kings Island signature attractions. To this day, The Beast is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest wooden roller coaster and was recently ranked in USA Today as the #1 classic coaster of all time. Roller coaster enthusiasts from all over the world travel to Paramount's Kings Island to experience The Beast firsthand. The Son of Beast will be taller and faster than The Beast and will be the only wooden roller coaster in the world to feature a loop.
Son of Beast World-Records
Tallest wooden roller coaster (218 feet)
Tallest wooden roller coaster drop (214 feet)
Fastest wooden roller coaster (78 mph)
The only looping wooden roller coaster in the world
The most wooden roller coaster track at one park (22,612')
Roller Coaster Corporation of America - Design and Fabrication
Werner Stengel - Designer
Premier Rides - Train Design and Manufacturer
Paramount's Kings Island - Construction
First Drop Out of Station
Height of First Lift Hill
218 feet - structure at its highest point
(Tallest wooden roller coaster structure ever made.)
Drop on First Lift Hill
214.01 feet - at a 55.7° angle
(The tallest wooden roller coaster drop in the world.)
164.11 feet - at a 43.4° angle
(The second tallest wooden roller coaster drop in the world.)
149.97 feet - at a 37.3° angle
78.382 mph (World's fastest wooden roller coaster.)
7,032 feet (1.3 miles)
(The second longest wooden roller coaster in the world. The Beast® is the longest.)
Approximately 3 minutes
Two 540-degree helices, one curving left and one curving right; both with hills and valleys incorporated into the helix.
Maximum Banking Of Helices
Height of Loop Structure
Height of Loop Track
Structure of Track
All-wooden coaster track throughout the entire course of the ride. Track is constructed of eight layers of wood with steel plates bolted on top and bottom.
Structure of Loop
Steel superstructure supports the loop. Loop track is made of wood.
Crosses Over and Under
Three trains, with six cars each, holding a total of 36 riders per train.
21 pneumatic fin breaks
Southern Yellow Pine lumber structure. Douglas Fir is used on the top of the track piles. A total of more than 2.5 million board feet of timber.