Over the hill: Beast at Kings Island turns 40

The Beast at Kings Island.
The Beast at Kings Island.
Published: Feb. 6, 2019 at 10:24 AM EST
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Beast at Kings Island is officially “over the hill." The ride is celebrating its 40th birthday.

Forty years ago, the world’s longest wooden roller coaster was officially given its name.

Since opening in 1979 the coaster has given more than 54 million rides and shows no signs of slowing down.

Kings Island opens for the season on April 20.

If you’re interested in working on The Beast ride team - this Saturday, Feb. 9, the park will host their first official job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The park said hundreds of on-the-spot job offers will be made for ride operators, merchandise, food and beverage, security and even lifeguards.

Visit Kings Island’s jobs website for more details.

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