The Beast

Theme Park Ride / Attraction
  • Ranked #2 for theme park rides in Mason
  • Shawn P.
    "The Very Best Wooden Roller Coaster Ever & Very Fun @ Night!!"(5 Tips)
    Jennifer M.
    "Ride it at nite in the dark in the front seat!"(4 Tips)
    Jamie M.
    "Nothing beats a Beast ride at night!"(2 Tips)
    Bry W.
    "Best wooden coaster I've ridden, and i've been on most of them."(10 Tips)
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  • Cincinnati History Photos
    Cincinnati History PhotosDecember 20, 2011
    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.
    Upvoted Aug 10
  • Coaster Addict
    Coaster AddictApril 21, 2014
    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
    Coaster AddictMarch 8, 2014
    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!
  • Jamie M.
    A landmark in the world of coasters, be sure to ride in the last car for a wild ride. Nothing beats a Beast ride at night!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Dannielle B.
    Dannielle BrunJuly 23, 2015
    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.
  • Andy
    AndyAugust 9, 2012
    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!
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RAugust 28, 2011
    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.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrownAugust 11, 2013
    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.
  • Sam U.
    Sam UnellSeptember 23, 2012
    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!
  • Dean D.
    Dean DuBoseJuly 8, 2015
    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
  • Travis B.
    Travis BoggsMay 2, 2014
    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!
  • Liz M.
    Liz McCauleyNovember 30, 2015
    Longest, oldest, best wooden coaster. Ride at night for the best experience!
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaAugust 10, 2012
    The three ways you need to ride The Beast: very front seat, very back seat, and at night. It's magical at night!
  • Sterlin R.
    Sterlin RutherJune 30, 2012
    The best ride on the east side (of the USA)! Better than any coaster I've ever ridden!
  • Brian R.
    Brian ReidJune 2, 2011
    One of the world's premier all-wooden roller coasters. This one should definitely be on your short list!
  • Grayson S.
    Grayson ShulerSeptember 27, 2015
    Rickety wooden coaster, but still tons of fun. Sit near the front!
  • Lori M.
    Lori MJune 16, 2012
    Although Diamondback is awesome.. the Beast is by far the best ride in town! Arms up!!!
  • Bing
    BingJuly 26, 2012
    As the longest wooden roller coaster in the US, this beast of a ride lasts over 4 minutes! Get more thrills at Read more
  • Shawn P.
    Shawn Phillippi3 weeks ago
    The Very Best Wooden Roller Coaster Ever & Very Fun @ Night!!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SprakeSeptember 23, 2012
    As with all three-row wooden coaster trains, sit in a middle row and save your back some pain.
  • Coaster Addict
    Coaster AddictSeptember 2, 2013
    Long considered the standard for wooden coasters, especially those longer, classic woodies!
  • Amanda
    AmandaMay 7, 2011
    I definitely recommend riding at night. It's almost like an entirely different coaster! So fun.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HuntJune 16, 2012
    Riding in the front is the best. Just keep your mouth closed at night. Lol
  • Bry W.
    Bry WilliamsonJuly 2, 2011
    Best wooden coaster I've ridden, and i've been on most of them.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CounotteOctober 19, 2015
    This is the world biggest wooden roller coaster. It's awesome with two huge drops and incredible speeds.
  • Rodney W.
    Bangs you up. Keep loose if you want to avoid a beating.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • George T.
    The best wooden roller coaster in the entire world.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SaturdaySeptember 23, 2014
    This ride was awesome, but super bumpy. Almost instant headache! I loved it anyway.
  • Veronica S.
    Veronica ShawAugust 5, 2012
    The beast in the dark is the best time you will have its way better then day!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DragoMay 4, 2012
    Best wooden coaster in the world is even better at night
  • Amber F.
    Amber FoddrillJuly 28, 2012
    Front row night ride on the Beast = best coaster experience you will ever have!
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BoyerMay 21, 2013
    Ride it at night after dark! Totally different experience and so cool!!
  • Marcus A.
    Marcus AllenAugust 3, 2013
    Go at night. In the very back seat. So. Awesome.
  • Zach F.
    Zach FoxAugust 10, 2014
    Ride The Beast at night for a totally unique experience!
  • Janana's Gold - Online Treasure Hunts
    Whoooooo, you're about to ride the longest wooden rollercoaster in the world.
  • Nathan P.
    Nathan PoeppelmanDecember 5, 2013
    A wooden coaster legend. The double helix is intense. Read more
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine CrawfordJune 9, 2012
    This ride has THE best employee crew every year! :)
  • Megan R.
    Megan RichterJune 25, 2012
    Riding this during Halloween Haunt at night is absolute best! Can't wait for fall
  • Nic M.
    Nic MooreOctober 14, 2010
    ride at night in the very back its much more fun :)
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HornsbyJune 30, 2011
    Front in the day .. Feels like you're going to run off the track
  • Paul B.
    Paul BonifieldJuly 28, 2012
    Ride in seat twelve. But don't twelve in it please.
  • Dan N.
    Dan NAugust 7, 2014
    Best time to ride is at night!!
  • Ben R.
    Ben Robinson IIIJuly 28, 2015
    My favorite since 1979!
  • Branden D.
    Branden DunnMay 27, 2013
    Line is long but is moving pretty fast
  • Rizzo R.
    Rizzo RizzoMay 20, 2013
    Bring hand sanitizer.
    Upvoted Jul 8
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer McGuireJuly 4, 2011
    Ride it at nite in the dark in the front seat! Scary! But awesome!
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine CrawfordJune 7, 2011
    Front seat in the dark! Nothing beats it!
  • Rollocks
    RollocksAugust 26, 2011
    It's a fun place to watch workers nail the track back together.
  • Nathan P.
    Nathan PoeppelmanJune 4, 2012
    It's The Best! Do I need to say more? Read more
  • Heather M.
    Heather MarieJune 24, 2014
    Don't let The Beast scare you! Awesome ride!
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