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Beast features
Operating
United States
Charlie Dinn
Wooden
Sit Down
Chain lift hill
Lap bar
1979
Reviews  68
  • jovialethan123
    jovialethan123 2 months ago

    Masterpiece Intensity Duration Dead spots

    This is my #1 woodie in the world. I love it to death, even with its flaws. Sure, it has sections of straight track, but keep in mind that this is essentially a giant backyard roller coaster. Kings Island designed this entirely in house, before CAD was a thing. Therefore, Beast does exactly what it was made to do, which is take you on a wild ride through the “backyard” of Kings Island, and it does that as perfectly as the circumstances of its conception allowed. Sure, it pales in comparison to modern woodies made 40 years later, but Beast has a combination of intensity and charm that I just adore. And that double helix the perfect finale to, in my opinion, the perfect ride.

  • Simon M.
    Simon M. 8 months ago

    Location Duration Dead spots

    5 stars at night - at least.

  • Jack Jack Johnson Jones

    Location Fun Duration

    This legendary woodie is awesome. The whole ride is great. It’s a classic old wooden coaster that still holds up as one of the greatest wooden coasters out there. The ride is surprisingly smooth and has some great moments like the final helix, first drop, and second drop. It’s secluded location in the woods is legendary and it’s 7000 feet of track just keep going.

  • Doyle Rudolph
    Doyle Rudolph 9 months ago

    Location Fun Intensity Dead spots

    Let me get this out of the way: at night, this feels like a really nice hike through the deep woods. I love the vibe in the dark. But when the sun shines and the flaws can't be hidden, you notice that the ride is made mostly of straight track. Half of the ride duration is devoted to climbing the two lift hills, and while the rose bowl helix is incredibly forceful and a wonderful finale to the ride, it's almost not worth waiting three minutes strapped into the ride just to experience that.

  • Raymond Jackson
    Raymond Jackson 9 months ago

    Location Rattle

    8.6 out of 10! A lot rougher than how I remember it when teenager. Old School and a classic.

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 11 months ago

    Location Dead spots

    Covered in trims, probably to stave off the worst of the roughness associated with 70's and 80's wooden coasters. As a result, the ride doesn't have any particularly forceful parts. The Beast is nonetheless one of the better surviving examples of the era; and the forest setting and duration are both excellent.

  • Kw6sTheater
    Kw6sTheater 11 months ago

    Nice surprise! Location Masterpiece Dead spots

    Going in, I was told that The Beast was a dull, pointless and rough ride. After a 50-minute wait to ride this coaster at night, I was praying that the wait would actually be worth it — contrary to what I’d been told. I was nearly stapled by my own doing just before The Beast dispatched. Rolling around the first bend and up the first lift hill, I hoped that The Beast could deliver a legendary night ride. Inching down the first shallow drop, the train surprisingly picked up a lot of speed — and lots of roughness with it. I felt like I was flying through the woods at 100mph due to the bouncy roughness (which surprisingly worked in The Beast’s favor), even when the trims hit on multiple occasions. Was I actually riding a roller coaster at one of the largest amusement parks in America, or had I actually been transported to a national park while The Beast had me in its claws? Either way, I was shocked by how much I was enjoying this ride! It all came to a temporary halt as The Beast climbed lift hill #2. Finally, I was reentering society again as I could see Vortex, Diamondback and the iconic Eiffel Tower replica in the distance; yet, The Beast hadn’t finished toying with me already. The double helix finale is easily one of the greatest moments of any coaster; I was pinned to the side of my seat for its entirety — we dove into the tunnel, back into the woods, into the tunnel again and then out of it once more. And just as it gets really good, The Beast skids into the final brake run. My experience with The Beast at night was so much better than I expected; instead of a mundane, forceless and rough ride, I got one that I will remember for ages to come. It proved to me why this coaster stands as such a legendary ride, and that the coasters of yesterday can certainly compare to the ones of today. The Beast is my personal favorite roller coaster at Kings Island, besting Diamondback, Mystic Timbers and Banshee.

  • Matthew Richter
    Matthew Richter 11 months ago

    Layout Duration Disappointing! Dead spots

    The layout and interaction with the terrain is fun, but there is not a moment of airtime. The tunnel after the second drop I felt that my head was extremely close to the wall and could easily take my hand off if I was in the mood to lose an appendage.

  • Kommi
    Kommi 1 year ago

    Location Masterpiece Duration

    This ride is a icon of amusement parks in the United States and should be at Kings Island until the end of time. The location is perfect for a ride with this name, this ride was a Beast when it opened all the way back in 1979. The lateral-G forces on the ride are some of the best out of any non-Wild Mouse coaster. Also make sure to get a night ride if you can on The Beast, it's a quintessential experience any coaster enthusiast needs to try out.

  • Coaster Cupcake

    Location Fun Intensity Discomfort

    Amazing. Need I say more?

  • Zek Teh Kek
    Zek Teh Kek 1 year ago

    Location Fun

    I'm updating my rating because I had a night ride a few weeks ago. Easily one of the most insane, wild experiences ever.

  • Eric Esty
    Eric Esty 2 years ago

    Location Masterpiece

    This is a coaster that defies how it thrills its riders. With only two drops in the first half to speak of, some may find it pointless. But it's an otherworldly experience. The downhill acceleration through the woods at top speed is one of the few times I've been terrified on a roller coaster. The coaster is so long, it takes a second lift hill just to do the finale: an inclosed, enormous double helix. The wooden feel of the coaster adds to the sense of speed, danger, and terror. I'm extremely happy I'm able to appreciate this coaster, as it's my #1 wood coaster, and the most thrilling ride I've ever been on.

  • CanadaCoasterFan Channel

    Location Disappointing! Pointless Dead spots

    One of the most pointless coasters I have ever ridden. Boring, dissappointing and just plain meh. Ride it for the credit and maybe at night but that's it.

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    Eric Gray 1 month ago
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    John Zivich 1 month ago
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    john schmude 1 month ago

    Layout Rattle Discomfort

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    Roskaa L. 2 months ago
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    手取Fishland 7 months ago

    Location Pointless Layout

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    Marijke D. 1 year ago

    Pace Masterpiece Duration

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    Location Pace Masterpiece

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    Adam Karas 2 years ago

    Location Fun Rattle Disappointing! Discomfort

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    Jason Kern 2 years ago

    First Drop Location Fun Rattle

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    Sebastian L. 2 years ago
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    Olivier P. 2 years ago

    Location