Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kings Island Shuts Down "Son of Beast"

Kings Island Shuts Down Son of Beast

The Cincinnati area amusement park Kings Island has temporarily shut down its Son of Beast roller coaster. A spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Agriculture says a woman who was visiting the park on May 31 has come forward, saying she was injured while on the ride. An investigation is currently pending.

The roller coaster opened in 2000 and is said to be the world's tallest, fastest wooden roller coaster. In July 2006, the ride closed for a year to repair and remove a vertical loop that caused an accident that sent 27 people to local hospitals.

Kings Island Spokesman, Don Helbig says the park closed the ride immediately after being contacted by the reportedly injured woman because Kings Island "takes all guest comments seriously." He also added that he did not know why the woman waited so long to say anything or how long the ride would be shut down.

1 comment:

Randy Lewis said...

I just cant understand why this woman would wait so long to report this injury?