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Beast (Kings Island)

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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-force3.6G
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Beast is a wooden roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. 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 km/h) of land. The trains were built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters.

Rankings and Awards[edit]

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 Records[edit]

Fastest complete circuit roller coaster
April 1979 – May 1981
Preceded by
Screamin' Eagle
Fastest complete circuit roller coaster
April 1979 – May 1981
Succeeded by
American Eagle
Longest roller coaster
April 1979 – 1991
Preceded by
Unknown
Longest roller coaster
April 1979 – 1991
Succeeded by
Ultimate
Longest wooden roller coaster
April 1979 – Present
Preceded by
Unknown
Longest wooden roller coaster
April 1979 – Present
Succeeded by
None

References[edit]

  1. rec.roller-coaster FAQ - Amusement Today Top Coasters Poll (1999)
  2. Golden Ticket Awards - Top 25 Steel/Wooden Roller Coasters
  3. Amusement Today
  4. Amusement Today 2011 Park and Ride Winners
  5. Surveys - National Amusement Park Historical Association