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Beast (Kings Island)

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roller coaster
The Beast
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Kings Island
Location Kings Mills, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since April 14, 1979
Cost $4,000,000 USD (estimated)
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Kings Island
Designer / calculations Al Collins, Jeff Gramke, John C. Allen
Type Wooden
Riders per train 36
Hourly capacity 1200
Propulsion 2 chain lift hills
Height110 feet
Drop141 feet
Top speed65 mph
Length7,359 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop45°
Duration4:10
G-force3.6 g
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The Beast is a wooden roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. It is currently the longest operating roller coaster in the United States, and the longest wooden roller coaster in the world. The ride takes up 35 acres (14.2 km/h) of land. The trains were built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Rankings and Awards[edit | edit source]

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.

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Beast on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
Tallest roller coaster drop
April 1979 - May 1981
Preceded by
Colossus
Tallest roller coaster drop
April 1979 - May 1981
Succeeded by
American Eagle
Fastest roller coaster
April 1979 – May 1981
Preceded by
Screamin' Eagle
Fastest roller coaster
April 1979 – May 1981
Succeeded by
American Eagle
Longest roller coaster
April 1979 – 1991
Preceded by
Racer
Longest roller coaster
April 1979 – 1991
Succeeded by
The Ultimate
Longest wooden roller coaster
April 1979 – Present
Preceded by
Racer
Longest wooden roller coaster
April 1979 – Present
Succeeded by
None