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Kings Island closing one of its roller coasters forever: Park stages ride's funeral

Coaster enthusiasts will have to say their final goodbyes to one of the park's rides very soon.

MASON, Ohio -- A freshly dug grave awaits one of Kings Island’s 16 roller coasters.

An unmarked tombstone looms over the coaster's burial site at the Cincinnati-area amusement park, which is hosting a mock funeral in its ride graveyard.

A nearby sign teases about the doomed attraction: “The air is eerily calm as we make final preparations for the ill-fated demise of one of our own.”

The tease comes with the following hashtags:




So which ride is closing? Park officials will reveal more details later this week.

The coaster's final rides will take place on Kings Island’s closing night, which is Oct. 28, 2018.

Some coaster enthusiasts speculate the closure could involve the Vortex or Adventure Express. Others dare to say it could be the iconic Beast -- but we wouldn't bet on that.

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