Son Of Beast

Kings Island (Mason, Ohio, USA)

Removed, Operated from 5/26/2000 to 6/2009

Roller CoasterWoodSit DownExtreme

Track layout: Terrain

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Tracks

Length7,032 ft
Height218 ft
Drop214 ft
Speed78.4 mph
Inversions0
Vertical Angle55.7°
Duration2:20
G-Force4.5
Elements218 ft tall Chain Lift Hill with a 214 ft drop at 55.7°
Hill with a 164.1 ft drop at 43.3°
Hill with a 150 ft drop at 37.3°

Trains

Arrangement:2 trains with 6 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
Built by:Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH

Details

Former status:SBNO from 6/2009 to 10/2012
Operated from 7/4/2007 to 6/2009
SBNO from 7/10/2006 to 7/3/2007
Operated from 5/26/2000 to 7/9/2006
Capacity:1,600 riders per hour
Designer:Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbHRoller Coaster Corporation of America

Facts

Until the 2007 season, the Son of Beast used trains built by Premier Rides. The trains were made up of 6 cars and sat 6 riders per car. During the 2005/2006 off season one car from each train was removed, thus shortening them from six to five cars per train. During the 2006/2007 off-season the original Premier Rides trains were replaced with trains purchased from the defunct Myrtle Beach Pavilion Hurricane.

History

The Son of Beast was originally built with a 118 foot tall vertical loop. Problems encountered during the 2006 season closed the ride for the remainder of the 2006 season. During the 2006/2007 off-season many changes were made, most notable was the removal of the loop. While the loop was not the direct cause of the 2006 problems, removing it allowed lighter trains to be used, which in turn was done to prevent the problems in 2006 from reoccurring.

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