Skip to Main Content

Kings Island

Kings Island announces important updates regarding the rest of the 2020 Season. Learn More.

Skip to Next Section

Beast of a project

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

After giving more than 1 million rides during its 40th anniversary season, the process of getting The Beast ready for the 2020 season began less than 24 hours after its 2019 season had ended.

The cars for The Beast are being transported this week from the ride to the Wood Coaster Maintenance Shop where each car will be stripped down to every last nut and bolt. Everything will be disassembled, looked at and rebult during the winter. All of the parts will undergo testing methods specified by its manufacturer -- Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters -- including magnetic particle testing, X-rays, ultrasonic and accelerometer testing and a liquid dye penetrant to detect every crack and scratch.

The work, done annually, is very detailed and will take approximately four months to complete. 

Related Topics:

Share This

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

Post a Comment

Skip to Next Section

Daily operation for 2019 season ends Sunday

A sure sign summer is coming to an end: daily operation for the 2019 season at Kings Island ends this Sunday, August 18. After Sunday, Kings Island will be open for weekend operation August 24-25 and over Labor Day weekend August 30 through September 2 to close out the summer season.
Read More

Kings Island entertainment reunion an unforgettable day for attendees

They made the magic and they came back! More than 250 people who had been involved in Kings Island’s entertainment department over the past 47 years gathered at the park for the first-ever entertainment reunion event.
Read More

Kings Island creates Spotify playlist of favorite park songs 

We have some exciting news for Kings Island fans: The park has created a Spotify playlist chock-full of your favorite songs played at the 364-acre amusement and water park. Kings Island fans can listen to seven different playlists of songs played throughout the park.
Read More

Walk in the Park at Kings Island: Candle Tycoon

I think I definitely had a different start to the week than most. I had the chance to help with a behind the scenes tour of The Beast for some roller coaster enthusiasts from the Netherlands and Belgium. It never ceases to amaze me how something like a passion for roller coasters can bring people together.
Read More

Free admission for first responders Aug. 9-11, healthcare professionals Aug. 16-18

Over the next two weekends, first responders and healthcare professionals have days they can go to Kings Island without having to purchase an admission ticket to celebrate the park’s “Community Appreciation Days” this month.
Read More

Kings Island to make major announcement August 15

The time is coming when everything will be revealed and made known to all. After months of speculation as to what's behind the fence in Coney Mall, Kings Island will make a major announcement Thursday, August 15 at 10 p.m. All guests visiting the park that day are invited to attend.
Read More

9 things for non-riders to enjoy at Kings Island

Kings Island is more than just roller coasters and thrills. There is something for everyone to enjoy, even the non-riders. With a water park, low thrill rides, shows and more, the whole family is going to have the best day ever. Here are the top nine things for non-riders to enjoy at Kings Island.
Read More

A Walk In The Park at Kings Island: Coaster Adventures

Hey, hi, hello everyone! Who else is loving this weather? Also there’s just something about a nice hot cup of coffee when I get to my desk that energizes me. What’s on the agenda for this week? Let’s recap some things.
Read More

#KILive: Sunrise at Kings Island

Join us this morning for our sunrise live stream, live from Kings Island.
Read More

Morning View From The Racer

This week’s “Morning View” photography takes us to behind-the-scenes of The Racer where a train on the Blue side is plummeting down the first drop during the ride’s daily morning series of operational, mechanical and electrical tests before the park opens.
Read More