Skip to Main Content

Kings Island

Skip to Next Section

National magazine names The Beast best roller coaster in Ohio

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

The Beast has been named the best roller coaster in Ohio, according to Popular Mechanics. And who’s to argue? There are seven natural wonders of the world and if there were a list of the top man-made wonders of the world, The Beast would be on it.

Designed and built in-house by Kings Island personnel, The Beast, celebrating its 40th anniversary season, unleashes its awesome power on the unsuspecting as it sprawls across 35 acres of wooded terrain.

When The Beast first opened to the public April 14, 1979, it was acclaimed America’s ultimate roller coaster. It broke all existing records as the longest and fastest ride in the world. It is still listed in the prestigious “Guinness Book of World Records” as the longest wooden roller coaster in the world at 7,359 feet.

Features of The Beast include a ride time of more than four minutes; vertical drops of 135 feet (at a 45-degree angle) and 141 feet (at an 18-degree angle); a 125-foot long underground tunnel at the bottom of the 135-foot drop; eight banked turns – some to 45 degrees; 540-degree helix tunnel and speeds up to 65 mph.

Popular Mechanics is a magazine of popular science and technology, featuring automotive, home, outdoor, electronics, science, do-it-yourself, and technology topics.

Share This

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

Post a Comment

Skip to Next Section

Tricks And Treats Fall Fest among top things for families to do in Cincinnati this weekend

The all-new Tricks And Treats Fall Fest presented by HERSHEY and Kroger at Kings Island has been immensely popular with guests of all ages and for good reason.
Read More

One year ago today, we said goodbye to the Vortex roller coaster 

One year ago today marked the end of an era as thrill-seekers descended upon Kings Island to say goodbye to the Vortex roller coaster.
Read More

21 Kings Island associates earn Over the Top awards for the week ending October 25

This past weekend, Kings Island’s vice president and general manager Mike Koontz surprised 21 deserving seasonal and part-time associates by presenting them with the “Over the Top” award.
Read More

45 years ago, Evel Knievel made history at Kings Island 

Evel Knievel, the death-defying daredevil, made his most successful motorcycle jump on this day 45 years ago, October 25, 1975, at Kings Island.
Read More

This Date in Kings Island History: The Beast welcomes 50 millionth rider

On October 24, 2014, an Ohio man became The Beast’s 50 millionth rider. It was one of several milestone rides that Kings Island attractions gave that year.
Read More

Kings Island Foodie News: Saturday's Chef's Plate a Taste of India

Chef’s Plate, introduced earlier this summer by our culinary team, takes place on Saturdays only at Wishbone Grill on International Street, offering guests a menu option that’s fresh, exciting and unique to Kings Island.
Read More

12 Kings Island associates earn Over the Top awards for the week ending October 18

This past weekend, Kings Island’s vice president and general manager Mike Koontz surprised 12 seasonal and part-time associates by presenting them with the “Over the Top” award.
Read More

50th Anniversary Series: Kings Island construction uncovers forgotten cemetery

Surveying the 80-acre landscape of what would become Kings Island’s parking lot when the park opened in 1972, the construction project manager had 35,000 dump truck loads of dirt to move. He needed the project to stay on schedule and standing in his way was a cemetery, hidden somewhere on the giant plot of land. Before excavation could begin, his crew needed to find the cemetery and protect it. The clock was ticking.
Read More

Kings Island's Tricks And Treats Fall Fest a fun alternative to traditional trick-or-treating 

For Tristate area families looking for alternatives to the traditional neighborhood door-to-door trick-or-treating and indoor parties, Kings Island’s all-new Tricks And Treats Fall Fest presented by HERSHEY and Kroger offers plenty of ways to make the most of the Halloween season while being as safe as possible with specially designed sanitation processes and social distancing measures in place.
Read More

Kings Island Foodie News: Beef Sauerbraten with Ginger Brown Sauce highlights Saturday's Chef's Plate Special

Chef’s Plate, introduced earlier this summer by our culinary team, takes place on Saturdays only at Wishbone Grill on International Street, offering guests a menu option that’s fresh, exciting and unique to Kings Island.
Read More