Growing up in Cincinnati, I saw Son of Beast being built, saw it running, saw it sitting unused for years, and saw the skyline of Kings Island change once it was torn down. I personally only rode it one time, with the loop. It was by far the roughest and most terrifying ride that I've ever been on. It was downright painful and gave me a headache that lasted the entire rest of the day. I also remember Tomb Raider. That thing was terrifying. Kings Island has changed so much over time since its days of being affectionately known as "PKI" to me. I will still always say that The Beast is my favorite ride of all time, especially in the dark. Ridden it too many times to count. Such a classic. The Son of Beast and Tomb Raider rise and fall stories are both unfortunate.

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