Amusement Park Sells Off Troubled Roller Coaster Piece-By-Piece

MASON, Ohio (October 9, 2012)—The Kings Island amusement park in Ohio is selling off pieces of a troubled roller coaster that is now being torn down.

The park is selling plaques displaying a piece of track from the Son of Beast coaster for $99.99, pieces of the wood structure are offered for $49.99, and structural bolts for $24.99.

Billed as the world's tallest and fastest wooden coaster and with a signature loop in 2000, the ride was idled repeatedly and was closed for nearly a year for reconstruction after a 2006 accident that injured more than two-dozen people.

It closed again after a woman reported being hurt in 2009.

Park officials considered options, and then decided to give up on the ride.

Crews began demolishing it last month.


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