Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Storm delays coaster rollout

By Kevin Aldridge
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Media and special guests expecting to catch a sneak peek at Paramount's Kings Island's Son of Beast today will have to stay in suspense for a little longer.

        Park officials on Monday canceled a special preview scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today for the much-anticipated looping wooden roller coaster.

        A bolt of lightning hit near the ride Thursday.

        “The lightning caused a voltage surge that affected the computer system that operates the ride's chain-lift mechanism,” said park spokesman Jeffrey Siebert.

        Mr. Siebert said that testing is likely to continue through Wednesday. The ride is still expected to open to the general public at 5 p.m. Friday.


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