I am a die-hard roller coaster fan. About 14-15 years ago, my husband took me to Busch Gardens, just to see how I would handle riding a big coaster. It scared me to death even as I fell in love with the thrill. Hundreds of coasters later, I still enjoy it.
That is why the following news saddened me:
On October 4, destruction began on this record breaking coaster at King's Island:
From the Dayton Daily News:
I was fortunate enough to ride this coaster the summer of 2005 and before the loop was removed. Like any twisting wood coaster, it was rough, but far less rough than The Beast itself. I remember the loop, as it was a surreal feeling to enter a loop on a wooden coaster. I enjoyed it and road Son of Beast several times.
Now it is gone. And all I have is this t-shirt:
Any ride or park from your memory now wiped from existance?