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  • MASON, Ohio -- The wait is nearly over.

    Kings Island will be unveiling plans for a new "world record-breaking attraction" Thursday at 10 p.m.

    Planning documents show that Kings Island's new thrill ride will occupy the area where the ill-fated Son of Beast roller coaster once stood at the southwest Ohio theme park.

    WATCH | Son of Beast reduced to rubble in seconds

    The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1cu67Tx) zoning records indicate that a new coaster identified only as "the 2014 Project" is in the works. Kings Island has declined to discuss the new ride.

    Park officials have been teasing the ride on Twitter.

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    The Son of Beast opened with fanfare in 2000, billed as the world's tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster with a signature loop. But it was plagued by shutdowns and injuries. After a reported injury in 2009, it closed for good and was finally taken apart last year.

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    Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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