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Seing the people on the ground really puts the size of SOB into perspective and makes that structure falling... something so dramatic I'm lost for words. I can't imagine how loud that was, and that's coming from a guy who plays Mesa Bogie Triple Recs..

Schrute, I can't imagine them wanting to risk the liability.

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Don and Greg have really been great providing all of this for us! Now my 1 suggestion for Don is if that last section is a pull down, put a gopro cam on the top or inside a 55 gal half barrel in the fall zone catching it falling on top of it.

"Good to the last drop!"

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Since they are knocking big sections down one at a time, how long does it take them to clean up that section that fell? Also do they take that wood somewhere off-site so they can make plaques that people want to buy?

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I do appreciate the photos of the demolition. It went into a pile of wood chips quite quickly, didn't it?

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Those are some awesome pics...the skyline will be pretty different here in only a short period of time...then again, TOPGUN1993 always has cool pics... ;)

Oh, and for that first pic, here's a "before" picture for you all, not sure who took it...could have been TOPGUN1993 again but I dunno, got it from google:

cincy09_67.jpg

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Im very surprised that we have kept mainly on topic for 51 pages! Thats got to be world recored of some kind... xD

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Unlike this certain topic called Whats Next For Son of Beast(AKA the off topic topic)

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Im very surprised that we have kept mainly on topic for 51 pages! Thats got to be world recored of some kind... xD

Yes, but there hasn't been one single page that didn't refer to SOB! (like almost all other topics used to)

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Seeing these pics almost makes me wish I would have ridden it a second time.

My one ride during RWCW (I think) really was the only time I've been scared on a coaster since I was a kid. It wasn't the fun kinda scared though.

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Those are some awesome pics...the skyline will be pretty different here in only a short period of time...then again, TOPGUN1993 always has cool pics... ;)

Speaking of skylines, was this picture taken over a cornfield? Just curious?

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Random thought here guys.... Has anyone thought of a Cedar Fair hotel potentially replacing SOB? It makes sense with ALL of the footings being removed. IMO the area is too large for a connecting path and why bother removing every footing if another coaster is going in the same area?

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Random thought here guys.... Has anyone thought of a Cedar Fair hotel potentially replacing SOB? It makes sense with ALL of the footings being removed. IMO the area is too large for a connecting path and why bother removing every footing if another coaster is going in the same area?

Why build a hotel when they can buy GWL? This would allow them to generate income all year long, plus they can create a new entrance in that area. Just my thought.

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I think Kings Island needs another new ride to show up in the skyline. With the loss of SOB, the only rides people see from the highway is Diamondback, Eiffel Tower, and WindSeeker. So hopefully the next roller coaster that is built becomes a record breaker like SOB was. I'm not saying build another wooden roller coaster, but if they want to, go right ahead. I think this would be a great time for improving the foundations by building something the state of Ohio doesn't have yet. My vote would be a Floorless roller coaster!

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Drop Tower?

Invertigo?

Not to mention that for many years ONLY the Eiffel Tower could be seen from outside the park.

Ohio had a floorless. Cedar Fair moved it to Virginia.

Terp, who likes to ask questions

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I think Kings Island needs another new ride to show up in the skyline. With the loss of SOB, the only rides people see from the highway is Diamondback, Eiffel Tower, and WindSeeker. So hopefully the next roller coaster that is built becomes a record breaker like SOB was. I'm not saying build another wooden roller coaster, but if they want to, go right ahead. I think this would be a great time for improving the foundations by building something the state of Ohio doesn't have yet. My vote would be a Floorless roller coaster!

Drop Tower?

Invertigo?

Not to mention that for many years ONLY the Eiffel Tower could be seen from outside the park.

Ohio had a floorless. Cedar Fair moved it to Virginia.

Terp, who likes to ask questions

From 71 I also can see (along with the other mentioned rides) Vortex, Delirium, Sling Shot, Xtreme Skyflyer, Congo Falls, a tiny bit of Firehawk, and maybe even Flight Deck if I look close enough. I've even seen the very top of The Beast's first lift hill all the way from there.

Quite a few of the rides can be seen from 71 and Kings Island Drive, let alone the parking lot itself. :)

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I do hope a coaster goes in SOB's footprint, but looking at the pictures with hills and trees I wouldn't mind seeing a collection of flats go in there. They may not want to build on unlevel ground though.

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I think Kings Island needs another new ride to show up in the skyline. With the loss of SOB, the only rides people see from the highway is Diamondback, Eiffel Tower, and WindSeeker. So hopefully the next roller coaster that is built becomes a record breaker like SOB was. I'm not saying build another wooden roller coaster, but if they want to, go right ahead. I think this would be a great time for improving the foundations by building something the state of Ohio doesn't have yet. My vote would be a Floorless roller coaster!

I drive past every morning and again every evening along I-71. You can see Invertigo, delerium, Vortex, lift hill of The Beast, top gun, Firehawk, slong shot, skyflyer, etc...

Lossing SOB changes the skyline for sure, but there is certainly plenty to catch your eye as you drive north or south on 71.

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I drive past every morning and again every evening along I-71. You can see Invertigo, delerium, Vortex, lift hill of The Beast, top gun, Firehawk, slong shot, skyflyer, etc...

Slong Shot?

Now that just sounds dirty....

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I drive past every morning and again every evening along I-71. You can see Invertigo, delerium, Vortex, lift hill of The Beast, top gun, Firehawk, slong shot, skyflyer, etc...

Slong Shot?

Now that just sounds dirty....

You dirty birdy! LOL

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Random thought here guys.... Has anyone thought of a Cedar Fair hotel potentially replacing SOB? It makes sense with ALL of the footings being removed. IMO the area is too large for a connecting path and why bother removing every footing if another coaster is going in the same area?

Why build a hotel when they can buy GWL? This would allow them to generate income all year long, plus they can create a new entrance in that area. Just my thought.

That's assuming Appolo Global Management would be interested in selling them that property.

My bet is, they wouldn't.

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