The Beast

Theme Park Ride / Attraction
Kings Island, Mason, OH 45040, United States
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  • Today
    • 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
  • Sat
    • 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
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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
  • What you need to know
    Sterlin R.
    "The best ride on the east side (of the USA)!"(3 Tips)
    Dave C.
    "This is the world biggest wooden roller coaster."(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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brian R.
    One of the world's premier all-wooden roller coasters. This one should definitely be on your short list!
    Brian Reid · June 2, 2011
  • Coaster Addict
    Long considered the standard for wooden coasters, especially those longer, classic woodies!
    Coaster Addict · September 2, 2013
  • 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
  • Liz M.
    Longest, oldest, best wooden coaster. Ride at night for the best experience!
    Liz McCauley · November 30, 2015
  • 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
  • Grayson S.
    Rickety wooden coaster, but still tons of fun. Sit near the front!
    Grayson Shuler · September 27, 2015
  • 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
  • Lori M.
    Although Diamondback is awesome.. the Beast is by far the best ride in town! Arms up!!!
    Lori M · June 16, 2012
  • Amanda
    I definitely recommend riding at night. It's almost like an entirely different coaster! So fun.
    Amanda · May 7, 2011
  • Bry W.
    Best wooden coaster I've ridden, and i've been on most of them.
    Bry Williamson · July 2, 2011
  • Dave C.
    This is the world biggest wooden roller coaster. It's awesome with two huge drops and incredible speeds.
    Dave Counotte · October 19, 2015
  • Chris H.
    Riding in the front is the best. Just keep your mouth closed at night. Lol
    Chris Hunt · June 16, 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
  • Chris T.
    Avoid it anywhere near 10pm. They shut down the ride for 40 minutes due to the fireworks.
    Chris Thompson · July 31, 2011
  • Matt D.
    Best wooden coaster in the world is even better at night
    Matt Drago · May 4, 2012
  • Marcus A.
    Go at night. In the very back seat. So. Awesome.
    Marcus Allen · August 3, 2013
  • Sarah S.
    This ride was awesome, but super bumpy. Almost instant headache! I loved it anyway.
    Sarah Saturday · September 23, 2014
  • Nicole B.
    Ride it at night after dark! Totally different experience and so cool!!
    Nicole Boyer · May 21, 2013
  • Amber F.
    Front row night ride on the Beast = best coaster experience you will ever have!
    Amber Foddrill · July 28, 2012
  • Janana's Gold - Online Treasure Hunts
    Whoooooo, you're about to ride the longest wooden rollercoaster in the world.
  • Megan R.
    Riding this during Halloween Haunt at night is absolute best! Can't wait for fall
    Megan Richter · June 25, 2012
  • Melissa H.
    Front in the day .. Feels like you're going to run off the track
    Melissa Hornsby · June 30, 2011
  • Zach F.
    Ride The Beast at night for a totally unique experience!
    Zach Fox · August 10, 2014
  • Katherine C.
    This ride has THE best employee crew every year! :)
    Katherine Crawford · June 9, 2012
  • Nic M.
    ride at night in the very back its much more fun :)
    Nic Moore · October 14, 2010
  • Rollocks
    It's a fun place to watch workers nail the track back together.
    Rollocks · August 26, 2011
  • Paul B.
    Ride in seat twelve. But don't twelve in it please.
    Paul Bonifield · July 28, 2012
  • Matt T.
    No joke, night time in back is the shit. Others don't lie.
    Matt Thompson · June 14, 2011
  • Nathan P.
    A wooden coaster legend. The double helix is intense. Read more
    Nathan Poeppelman · December 5, 2013
  • Nathan P.
    It's The Best! Do I need to say more? Read more
    Nathan Poeppelman · June 4, 2012
  • Branden D.
    Line is long but is moving pretty fast
    Branden Dunn · May 27, 2013
  • Alison S.
    The only things not afraid of the beast are termites.
    Alison S · July 16, 2012
  • Rizzo R.
    Bring hand sanitizer.
    Rizzo Rizzo · May 20, 2013
  • Jennifer M.
    Ride it at nite in the dark in the front seat! Scary! But awesome!
    Jennifer McGuire · July 4, 2011
  • Dan N.
    Best time to ride is at night!!
    Dan N · August 7, 2014
  • Katherine C.
    Front seat in the dark! Nothing beats it!
    Katherine Crawford · June 7, 2011
  • 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
  • Ben R.
    My favorite since 1979!
    Ben Robinson III · July 28, 2015
  • Danica P.
    Ride in the middle of the cars. Much smoother!
    Danica Psyfai · May 17, 2011
  • VinnieMaK
    ride the back at night flippin sweet
    VinnieMaK · October 31, 2010
  • Michael E.
    Ride The Beast at night in the dark.
    Michael Eshom · June 21, 2010
  • Jon R.
    Middle of the train is the best!
    Jon Rogers · September 2, 2013
  • Amanda G.
    So much better at night!
    Amanda G · July 7, 2013
  • Dawn R.
    A great wood coaster
    Dawn Raley · October 25, 2014
  • Jonathan W.
    It shuts down at 940 for the fireworks
    Jonathan Waits · June 20, 2011
  • Julie C.
    Great coaster!
    Julie Crum · July 12, 2013
  • Andrew W.
    Sketchiest ride in the park
    Andrew Wolf · July 5, 2015
  • Roger M.
    Hang on tight
    Roger Mahrling · June 15, 2013
  • Scott D.
    Ride it at night!!!
    Scott Davenport · June 29, 2012

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