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Kings Island marks the day The Beast lived up to its name

By Craig Webb Published: July 17, 2014

Kings Island is remembering the day one of its signature coasters carried the equivalent of an Ohio city.

The Cincinnati-area park notes that on this day 33 years ago (July 17, 1981), The Beast set a single-day record for most rides given at 20,855.

The Beast hurls its riders at a top speed of 65 miles per hour on a four-minute, 10-second ride.

The Beast opened on April 1979 and at the time was billed as the world’s fastest, longest and tallest wooden roller coaster.

 

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