On this day 40 years ago (April 5, 1980), The Beast was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest wooden roller coaster in the world at 7,359 feet! It's a record that still stands today.
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.
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