Thursday, August 09, 2012 #645 - Son of Beast: A Legend is Born

What makes a roller coaster legendary?

There are probably a lot of good answers to that question.

But when a roller coaster is dismantled before it has a chance to grow old, odds are is going to be talked about and remembered for a long time.

On this week's show, we talk about Kings Island's Son of Beast... a ride that is scheduled to be dismantled to make way for something new.

The ride was groundbreaking, but troubled.

However, over the next few years will it become legendary?  Will people remember it for being a better coaster than it actually was?

What other roller coasters shared a similar fate, but also went on garner "legendary" status?

We'll also hear from Mike about his trip to Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  He tried out their Quick Queue system and finally had a chance to ride Mach Tower!

Plus, we'll have a Live Trip Report from Michigan's Adventure plus a few surprise guests and drop-ins!


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Anonymous said...

I can't believe you guys didn't quote the one and only NPH and say The Son Of Beast will be legen....wait for it....dary! You also missed a legendary coaster of mine, The Steel Phantom at Kennywood. The second drop through the Thunderbolt is truly legendary. Keep up the great work and I'll be seeing you at the park!

CMV said...

The only thing that blows worse in Ohio than Son of Beast are the Cleveland Browns.

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