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Son of Beast Closed for Rest of 2009- Maybe Forever

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I found something odd about SOB today. I don't know if its something new or something I've missed for a while, but today I saw what appeared to be either metal scafolding or catwalks just below the crest of the lift. What is it? Sorry, I don't have pictures.

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LOL zip ties can be used for anything. Yeah, because its just zip-tied there, I think it might just be temporary, in case they decide to reopen it next season. But I really think its chances are slimmer and slimmer each day.

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I still hope they will keep Son of Beast. But you never know what is up the sleeves of Cedar Fair! Geauga Lake didn't get any offical notice of their closing the rides forever until a week after the season ended in 2007.

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^I'm pretty sure it was announced before the end of the season. In fact, I think they even had a big-ass sign attached to the station letting everyone know it would be demo'd during the off-season so they could get their last rides on it.

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Well they won't do that with SOB... They aren't thinking of closing it because it's old or painful so much as because it's proven to be dangerous. Why give people one last chance to sue them for getting hurt when they know the ride is violent?

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on the "other site" there was a seemingly credible post from a guy claiming to work with a construction company that will "be working on sob in some fashion, as they were contacted by ki but didnt get all the details yet". It is also missing from the Haunt 2009 map. thats all i got...

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on the "other site" there was a seemingly credible post from a guy claiming to work with a construction company that will "be working on sob in some fashion, as they were contacted by ki but didnt get all the details yet". It is also missing from the Haunt 2009 map. thats all i got...

 

I had read that the post was deleted and I did not get a chance to see it before that happened, but if that is all the info that was posted I don't feel so bad. Is the Haunt map available online or just at the park?

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A well-established member of the other site posted the following today:

 

My brother works at the park and he just texted me saying that they're running some trains on Son of Beast today.

 

Just thought that would be an update for everyone. I imagine it's true, but it's at least something worth discussing. For all intents and purposes, the park is closed, so it's interesting to see that they're at least taking the Son of Beast thing seriously... They're not just going to wait til the off-season to announce its closure necessarily.

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