There are seven natural wonders of the world. 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 unleashes its awesome power on the unsuspecting as it sprawls across 35 acres of wooded terrain.
When The Beast 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 four minutes, 10 seconds; 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; a massive, 540-degree helix tunnel finale and speeds up to 65 mph.
Ride Safety Information
- The Beast is a high-speed wooden roller coaster with a combination of banked turns and tunnels.
- A lap bar and seat belt secures each rider across the thighs and pelvis.
- This ride may not accommodate guests of a larger size.
- This ride contains strobe lighting and utilizes magnetic systems during the ride.