The Beast

Theme Park Ride / Attraction
Kings Island, Mason, OH 45040, United States
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–Noon
    • 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 AM
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Come feel the excitement on the longest wooden roller coaster in the world as The Beast unleashes its awesome power on the unsuspecting. The Beast sprawls across a densely-wooded, 35-acre site at speeds up to 65 miles per hour! Height Requirement: 48 inches


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  • Ranked #2 for theme park rides in Mason
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    Sterlin R.
    "The best ride on the east side (of the USA)!"(3 Tips)
    Coaster Addict
    "longest wooden roller coaster in the world"(3 Tips)
    Jennifer M.
    "Ride it at nite in the dark in the front seat!"(3 Tips)
    Shawn P.
    "The beast roller coasters ever & it's awesome day & night but night..."(2 Tips)
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  • Dave C.

    This is the world biggest wooden roller coaster. It's awesome with two huge drops and incredible speeds.

    Dave Counotte · October 19
  • Grayson S.

    Rickety wooden coaster, but still tons of fun. Sit near the front!

    Grayson Shuler · September 27
  • Ben R.

    My favorite since 1979!

    Ben Robinson III · July 28
  • Dannielle B.

    This was my daughter's favorite. Had to ride the historic wooden coaster. And I have to say, it was amazing. Speeds were amazing for wooden.

    Dannielle Brun · July 23
  • Dean D.

    You have enough time to smoke a joint on this ride. Light it up as soon as you leave the station. Sit in the back, no one will smell what you are doing

    Dean DuBose · July 8
  • Andrew W.

    Sketchiest ride in the park

    Andrew Wolf · July 5
  • Dawn R.

    A great wood coaster

    Dawn Raley · October 25, 2014
  • Sarah S.

    This ride was awesome, but super bumpy. Almost instant headache! I loved it anyway.

    Sarah Saturday · September 23, 2014
  • Zach F.

    Ride The Beast at night for a totally unique experience!

    Zach Fox · August 10, 2014
  • Dan N.

    Best time to ride is at night!!

    Dan N · August 7, 2014
  • Heather M.

    Don't let The Beast scare you! Awesome ride!

    Heather Marie · June 24, 2014
  • Ron S.

    Not as snappy as the pizza

    Ron Smith · June 7, 2014
  • Travis B.

    For The Beast's 35th anniversary, and the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kelsey Grammer is welcoming people to the ride all season IN FULL MAKEUP!!! Such a treat!

    Travis Boggs · May 2, 2014
  • Coaster Addict

    When it comes to wooden coasters, The Beast is the standard by which all others try to be measured! After 35 years, The Beast is unmatched, especially in the dark!

    Coaster Addict · April 21, 2014
  • Coaster Addict

    The Beast opened on April 14, 1979 as the tallest, fastest, and longest wooden roller coaster in the world - today, it remains the longest wooden coaster and a standard for all others to meet!

    Coaster Addict · March 8, 2014
  • Nathan P.

    A wooden coaster legend. The double helix is intense. Read more

    Nathan Poeppelman · December 5, 2013
  • Jon R.

    Middle of the train is the best!

    Jon Rogers · September 2, 2013
  • Coaster Addict

    Long considered the standard for wooden coasters, especially those longer, classic woodies!

    Coaster Addict · September 2, 2013
  • Matt B.

    If you want to ride the back, do it early in the season after they have done some repairs to it or else you'll get some whip lash.

    Matt Brown · August 11, 2013
  • Marcus A.

    Go at night. In the very back seat. So. Awesome.

    Marcus Allen · August 3, 2013
  • Julie C.

    Great coaster!

    Julie Crum · July 12, 2013
  • Amanda G.

    So much better at night!

    Amanda G · July 7, 2013
  • Shawn P.

    The beast roller coasters ever & it's awesome day & night but night might be better because it goes with the beast theme & very fun & also the front rules anytime 😃

    Shawn Phillippi · July 7, 2013
  • Roger M.

    Hang on tight

    Roger Mahrling · June 15, 2013
  • Branden D.

    Line is long but is moving pretty fast

    Branden Dunn · May 27, 2013
  • Nicole B.

    Ride it at night after dark! Totally different experience and so cool!!

    Nicole Boyer · May 21, 2013
  • Rizzo R.

    Bring hand sanitizer.

    Rizzo Rizzo · May 20, 2013
  • Ryan S.

    As with all three-row wooden coaster trains, sit in a middle row and save your back some pain.

    Ryan Sprake · September 23, 2012
  • Sam U.

    This coaster is without a doubt one of he greatest thrills in the country. Ride it at night for an even creepier, more exciting effect. You will NOT regret it!

    Sam Unell · September 23, 2012
  • Alyssa

    The three ways you need to ride The Beast: very front seat, very back seat, and at night. It's magical at night!

    Alyssa · August 10, 2012
  • Andy

    Rain or shine, hot or cold, windy or calm, this is the BEST ride in the park! Ride in all weather conditions, it's different every time!

    Andy · August 9, 2012
  • Veronica S.

    The beast in the dark is the best time you will have its way better then day!

    Veronica Shaw · August 5, 2012
  • Paul B.

    Ride in seat twelve. But don't twelve in it please.

    Paul Bonifield · July 28, 2012
  • Amber F.

    Front row night ride on the Beast = best coaster experience you will ever have!

    Amber Foddrill · July 28, 2012
  • Bing

    As the longest wooden roller coaster in the US, this beast of a ride lasts over 4 minutes! Get more thrills at Read more

    Bing · July 26, 2012
  • Alison S.

    The only things not afraid of the beast are termites.

    Alison S · July 16, 2012
  • Sterlin R.

    The best ride on the east side (of the USA)! Better than any coaster I've ever ridden!

    Sterlin Ruther · June 30, 2012
  • Scott D.

    Ride it at night!!!

    Scott Davenport · June 29, 2012
  • Megan R.

    Riding this during Halloween Haunt at night is absolute best! Can't wait for fall

    Megan Richter · June 25, 2012
  • Lori M.

    Although Diamondback is awesome.. the Beast is by far the best ride in town! Arms up!!!

    Lori M · June 16, 2012
  • Chris H.

    Riding in the front is the best. Just keep your mouth closed at night. Lol

    Chris Hunt · June 16, 2012
  • Katherine C.

    This ride has THE best employee crew every year! :)

    Katherine Crawford · June 9, 2012
  • Nathan P.

    It's The Best! Do I need to say more? Read more

    Nathan Poeppelman · June 4, 2012
  • Matt D.

    Best wooden coaster in the world is even better at night

    Matt Drago · May 4, 2012
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    Whoooooo, you're about to ride the longest wooden rollercoaster in the world.

  • Cincinnati History Photos

    When the Beast roller coaster opened in 1979, the trains had four benches per car and were yellow. The following year, the trains were modified to the current three bench cars and painted red.

    Cincinnati History Photos · December 20, 2011
  • Rachel R.

    If you get in line before the fireworks, you can watch them from the line and still get to ride after the other rides are shut down. its only down about 20 minutes.

    Rachel R · August 28, 2011
  • Rollocks

    It's a fun place to watch workers nail the track back together.

    Rollocks · August 26, 2011
  • Chris T.

    Avoid it anywhere near 10pm. They shut down the ride for 40 minutes due to the fireworks.

    Chris Thompson · July 31, 2011
  • Jennifer M.

    Ride it at nite in the dark in the front seat! Scary! But awesome!

    Jennifer McGuire · July 4, 2011

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