Updated: 2:37 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009 | Posted: 2:36 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009
In 2001, two incidents occurred, one of which involved a broken neck and the other, a broke vertebra. An ODA investigation concluded both rides were a result of a pre-existing condition and the ride was functioning properly.
In 2003, someone who injured their back on the ride was admitted to the hospital for treatment. No evidence was found of malfunction.
In 2007, a man who was taken to the hospital died the next day. Again, no evidence was found of malfunction.
Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture
Top Speed: 78.3 MPH
Height: 218 feet
Drop: 214 feet
Length: 7,032 feet
Ride time: 3 minutes
Records: tallest wooden roller coaster, tallest wooden roller coaster first drop, fastest wooden roller coaster.
6,886,863 rides on Son of Beast**
712,692,138 rides at Kings Island since 1972**
* Source: Kings Island
** - As of the start of the 2009 season