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Quiz: How well do you know The Beast?

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 


The Beast opened to rave reviews April 14, 1979 and still stands today as the world’s longest wooden roller coaster. How well do you know this world-renown attraction? Test your knowledge below.

1. How many feet of track do riders traverse while riding The Beast?

  1. 7,251
  2. 7,359
  3. 7,379
  4. 7,401

2. How many feet long is the underground tunnel at the bottom of the 135-foot first drop?

  1. 110 feet
  2. 115 feet
  3. 125 feet
  4. 135 feet

3. How many acres through wooded terrain does the footprint of The Beast cover?

  1. 25
  2. 35
  3. 45
  4. 50

4. True or False: The idea for building The Beast began as dream of re-creating the Shooting Star roller coaster which had operated at Cincinnati’s Coney Island.

  1. True
  2. False

5. What corner of  of the 364-acre amusement and water park will guests find The Beast lurking?

  1. Southeast
  2. Southwest
  3. Northeast
  4. Northwest

6. What is the angle of the first vertical drop on The Beast into the underground tunnel?

  1. 25-degree
  2. 35-degree
  3. 45-degree
  4. 72-degree

7. What is the angle of the 141-foot drop into the massive 540-degree helix near the end of the ride?

  1. 11-degree
  2. 18-degree
  3. 21-degree
  4. 28-degree

8. True or False: The Beast was designed and built in house by then Kings Island’s director of construction, maintenance & engineering Charles Dinn.

  1. True
  2. False

9. How many banked turns does The Beast feature?

  1. 4
  2. 6
  3. 8
  4. 10

10. When construction of The Beast was completed in March 1979, how many board feet of southern pine lumber had workmen used?

  1. 620,000
  2. 630,000
  3. 640,000
  4. 650,000

11. True or False: When The Beast opened in 1979 the ride’s four trains featured four-bench cars.

  1. True
  2. False

12. The Beast has given more than 54 million rides since it opened in 1979. What season did its record year for most rides given of 2,150,353 occur?

  1. 1979
  2. 1980
  3. 1981
  4. 1982

Tweet your answers to @KingsIslandPR in a Number/Letter format using #BeastQuiz for a chance to win two (2) tickets and a behind-the-scenes tour of The Beast by August 20. Winners will be randomly selected in the event of more than one correct entry. 


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