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Son of Beast

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The Place
  Kings Island - Kings Mills, Ohio USA

The Stats

Track Type Year Designer / Manufacturer
Wood Terrain 2000 Werner Stengel / N/A
Ride Statistics
Height: 218 feet Max Drop: 214.01 feet
Top Speed: 78.38 mph Track Length: 7032 feet
Rider Capacity: 1600 per hour Max G-Force: +4.5 G
Inversions: Ride Time: 2:20 minutes
Avg Speed: Angle of Descent: 55.7°
Number of Cars: Length of Train:
Restraints: Individual Lap Bar Number of Trains: 3
Cars per Train: 5 Vehicles Designed by: Premier

The Experience

* Arrangement: Riders are arranged 2 across, 6 seats per car for a total of 30 riders per train.
* Notes: Footprint area consists of 12 acres. Built at an estimated cost of $20 million USD.
* Structure: Track is made of Douglas-fir & column supports are Southern Yellow Pine. All in all, 1.65 million board feet of lumber was used in the construction. The since removed loop was made of steel. Originally ran with 6 cars per train. Each train was shortened a car for the 2006 season. These trains are subject to change once again for the 2007 season.
* Features: Several world records were broken or set when this ride opened including:
  • Fastest wooden roller coaster
  • World's tallest and fastest wooden coaster
  • First looping wooden coaster built since 1910
  • Only looping wooden roller coaster (removed for the 2007 season)
  • Tallest wooden roller coaster & only wooden one over 200 feet in height
  • Tallest wooden roller coaster drop (1st and 2nd drops)
  • Longest looping roller coaster

The Verdict

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