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Beast (Kings Island) - OnRide - (480p)

General
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Park Kings Island
Location USAMason, Ohio, USA
Status Operating
Operated
Operated
Opened April 14, 1979
Opening
Cost $4,000,000 USD (estimated)
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Kings Island
Builder
Designer Al Collins, Jeff Gramke, John C. Allen
Type Wooden
Type Terrain
Model
Riders per train 36
Riders per hour 1200
Lift/launch system 2 Chain Lift hills
Height 110 feet
Drop 141 feet
Top speed 65 mph
Length 7,359 feet
Dimensions
Duration 4:10
Inversions 0
Steepest drop 45 degrees
Maximum g-force 3.6G
18px Fast Lane Plus avialable



Beast is a wooden roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. It is currently the longest operating roller coaster in the USA, and the longest wooden roller coaster in the world. The ride takes up 35 acres (14.2 hectares) of land. The trains were built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters.

Rankings and AwardsEdit

In October 2004, The Beast was given a Coaster Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts club. There is a plaque outside the ride commemorating this.

Golden Ticket Awards: Top Wooden Roller Coasters[1][2][3][4]
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Ranking
7
6
12
7
8
7
8
8
8
8
7
7
7
7
NAPHA Survey: Favorite Wood Roller Coaster[5]
Year 2005 2006 2007
Ranking
2 (tie)
5
4 (tie)

World RecordsEdit

When it opened, Beast was the longest roller coaster in the world. There are 2 that are longer: Ultimate, at 7,442 feet long, and Steel Dragon 2000, at 8,133 feet long. However, Beast, at 7,359 feet long, is still the world's longest wooden roller coaster.

Preceded by

Screamin' Eagle

World's Fastest Roller Coaster

April 1979–May 1981

Succeeded by

American Eagle

Preceded by

Screamin' Eagle

World's Fastest Complete-Circuit Roller Coaster

April 1979–May 1981

Succeeded by

American Eagle

Preceded by

Unknown

World's Longest Roller Coaster

1979 - 1991

Succeeded by

Ultimate


Photo GalleryEdit

Kings Island Roller Coasters
Operating Adventure ExpressBacklot Stunt CoasterBeastDiamondbackFirehawkFlight DeckFlight of FearFlying ACE Aerial ChaseGreat Pumpkin CoasterInvertigoRacerVortexWoodstock Express
Former BatBavarian BeetleDemonKing CobraScooby's Ghoster CoasterSon of Beast

ReferencesEdit

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