King's Island Roller Coaster That Injured 27 Reopens

MASON, Ohio (AP) - The Son of Beast has returned at Kings Island near Cincinnati.

The roller coaster was reopened yesterday afternoon.

The coaster was shut down last year after it malfunctioned and 27 people were hospitalized.

Since then, the park has removed the Son of Beast's loop to allow it to use lighter, smoother-riding cars.

The Son of Beast was touted as the world's tallest and fastest wooden coaster before the accident.

Kings Island spokesman Craig Ross says the park may soon reopen a second shuttered ride.

The Drop Zone was idled last month after an accident on a similar ride in Louisville.

Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,

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  • by dusty Location: london kentucky on Jul 6, 2007 at 02:12 PM
    i think that they should have left the drop zone open because just becasue they were stupid enofe not to cheek there ride dosent mean all the rides are gonna do that and i also think its a good idea that they took out the loop to the son of the beast even tho it was a fun ride it wont be as dangerous
  • by pat Location: leslie on Jul 6, 2007 at 12:34 AM
    As far as i'm concerned, they can close all these dangerous rides. My kids are too precious to me, to put them on one of these death traps...


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