40th Anniversary of Kings Island’s The Beast

Forward Facing POV of The Beast at Kings Island (Courtesy: Kings Island)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -Sunday marks the fortieth anniversary of the world’s longest wooden roller coaster, The Beast.

Kings Island will be opening next Saturday and riders will receive a fortieth anniversary t-shirt.

The 7,359 foot roller coaster holds 1,200 passengers and has traveled more than 900,000 miles.

Known for its rugged feel and its twists and turns, after 40 years, the roller coaster has given more than 54 million rides.

Kings Island will open Saturday, April 20.

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