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Son of Beast

The tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world

The only wooden looping roller coaster in the world

The tallest drop of any wooden roller coaster in the world


Type of ride Wooden complete circuit, looping, twisting roller coaster
Designer Roller Coaster Corporation of America
Location Paramount's Kings Island, Cinncinati, Ohio, U.S.A.
Opened 26th May 2000
Cost $16,000,000
Height 218 feet
Length of track 1.3 miles
Ride duration 3 minutes
Maximum speed 78 miles per hour
Maximum drop 214 feet at a 56
Helices Two 540, one curving left, one curving right
Maximum banking 70
Height of loop 103 feet
Maximum "G" force 4.5 G's
Ride capacity 1600 per hour
Cars Three trains of six cars each with three rows
Seating arrangement 2 across each row

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Last updated 3rd May 2001