The Beast reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for The Beast, a roller coaster at Kings Island. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)
Written by Ty Mullins
Hidden deep within the woods, America's longest roller coaster takes its riders over 7,359 feet of wooden track as the train dip, dives, turns, and makes its way up two different lift-hills. Riders also speed through three different tunnels- one of them twice. The experience is enhanced at night when the forest is plunged into darkness.
FastLane is available for this attraction.
I think this is by far one of the best wooden roller coasters ever built. It is hard to review this ride as it is a ride that is more of a sight than anything. It is the only ride I've ridden that i forget I'm in a theme park at all. This is a scenic roller coaster with a long journey in the middle of nowhere. The first half is beautiful, but the second half is very intense with an amazing helix. Being such a huge fan of airtime roller coasters, I was surprised how much I loved this. My 3rd favorite of all time. 10/10. (Don't believe all of the people who say it is overrated) - Edward Morgan
I domt get why people say this is a amazing coaster there was nothing that good about it you were on more lift hills then ride the only good part is the end i heard it gets its fame when you do it in the dark and i also heard it takes awhile to actually apreciate it but i dont know its definently worth the wait though! - ed shaheen
Probably my favorite wooden coaster. It's not especially thrilling, but it's a nice long ride with great scenery. A classic. - Roger S
This coaster got me over my childhood fears of all coasters. A classic favorite of mine, I recommend it to all riders. Two Goosebumps books have been written about it. It's just that good. Watch out for it lurking in the woods... - Kevin Connor
I gotta say, at first I wasn't impressed. But as I walked further away from the ride, the more it grew on me. After the 2nd lift was the first thing that I enjoyed. That high speed banked helix was great. The isolation out in the trees with nothing around was wonderful, not knowing where you were going. But way to many trim breaks. Nothing kills the sensation of a coaster like a quick jerk back on the speed as you're going down a hill. - M. Ryan Traylor
The Beast is my favorite wooden coaster I have ever rode. This fast paced coaster is ready for you to hop on and ride, even though jerks you around(like most wooden coasters) a must ride for anyone who likes roller coasters. - Darrell Weaver
The Beast is a must-ride for all coaster enthusiasts. The feeling of isolation in the woods alone would make any coaster great, but on top of that, this ride is very exciting for its length. Excessive trim brakes cause a few annoying slow downs, but there are no other rides out there like this one. - Jamie Bennish
The Beast was made in 1979, making it jerky at times and really loud in tunnels. It just can't be dismantled, and I don't know why I even think about that, but I've skipped it multiple times. I know a guy who literally goes in the park when it opens, and the whole time until the park closes, rides only The Beast. He's done it for years. - Bradley Keith
The definition of overrated. No big drops, no airtime, no exciting elements beyond the first drop and the grand-finale helix. - Ty Mullins
This ride is the most unique I have ever ridden. Its very fast and the terrain was used greatly. The valeys of these woods make the Beast a Coaster unlike any other. The 4 minute 30 second ride makes it one of the longest coasters in the world. The second chain hill is a good spot to catch your breath and prepare for the grand finale of the tunneled helix. Great ride! - Michael Hurley
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