McSalsa Posted July 27, 2012 Share Posted July 27, 2012 Prelude: Uh-Oh. It's not just a poll. It's a Son of Beast poll! Hopefully, it's the LAST Son of Beast poll... Well, Son of Beast is officially doomed now, and when it's gone, that will clear up a LOT of room- so, what kind of ride should open up in SOB's place? I've gone and listed most of the "popular" ride types currently offered from name-brand companies Kings Island might have good use for- although I may have overlooked some smaller companies & their rides, I'm not sure. I've also not included types of rides Kings Island already has- so you won't see me asking for ANOTHER Vekoma Boomerang. I've also gone against "small" scale rides that would be unfitting as a Son of Beast replacement, so you won't see a Wild Mouse on here. I was also considering a few massive flat rides, but the only real choice among those KI already doesn't have is the S&S Screamin' Swing, and even that would not really be a worthy replacement for a 218' wooden coaster, so I kept this to just coasters- there could be some flats added too, but they could just be side dishes. If you really, really think a flat ride could go there, though- just choose "other" and then post what you think. Also, listed next to the options is a another coaster at other parks that fits this ride type... So, what do you think? Son of Beast is coming down soon- what should go up in that spot? Enjoy the poll. If you dislike, you can click back. If you refuse to leave even though you dislike the poll, you can ride Son of Beast one more time- while it is being demolished! (Yep, I am referencing another ride at another park there...) My take: I want an Intamin Plug N' Play. These wooden coasters are giant (and thus would fill the SOB skyline hole that's about to appear soon, or possibly even be larger than SOB), are smooth (would appease the Diamondback fans even more), and it would fit well into the coaster lineup. I would not mind if it had a loop, either. The price tag, if a claimed El Toro price I heard is anywhere near true, is also quite reasonable. And, we would not have to drive to New Jersey just to ride one! (Note: El Toro was ranked #1 on Mitch Hawker's 2011 wood coaster poll, and none of the other plug n' play wooden coasters were outside of the Top 10...why are there only 4 of these? Get to it, Kings Island!) UPDATE: Oh, and one thing to take into account- as for "Rocket Coasters", remember that Kings Island can only build up to, at least according to what I've been told, 399 feet. So no Strata-Coasters at Kings Island...sadly. UPDATE #2: I made an error...In the poll, I said the example for Stand-Up coaster was...Chang @ Cedar Point...it's been fixed now but that was a pretty funny error...(I meant to say "Mantis @ Cedar Point", as it is now) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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