( Cincinnati ) -- After weighing all the options and alternatives, Kings Island has decided that the removal of Son of Beast is needed to make room for future expansions to the theme park.
When it first opened, it was the world's tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster. Unfortunately, it is currently more known for causing injury and expensive repairs.
In July of 2006, an incident with a broken wooden timber caused 28 people to be injured and led to the ride being closed for a year. The roller coaster was closed again after another accident occurred in June of 2009.
According to reports, Son of Beast has had more injury investigations than any other ride in Ohio since its opening in 2000. Kings Island has spent over $30 million in restoration and repairs to the wooden roller coaster.
Designed and built by the defunct Roller Coaster Corporation of America, it was themed as a sequel to one of the park's main attractions, The Beast.
Son of Beast hasn't been in operation since 2009, and is scheduled to begin dismantling later this summer.