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Kings Island reopens famous coaster Sunday
The Beast Roller Coaster re-tracked
The Beast Roller coaster re-tracked at Kings Island
The Beast roller coaster Kings Island
Posted at 7:54 PM, May 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-07 20:35:15-04

MASON, Ohio — Kings Island announced their popular wooden roller coaster The Beast is set to reopen Sunday, May 8.

The 43-year old ride's track has been reworked, with more than 2,000 feet of replacement track and a steeper first drop, according to the amusement park.

The first drop has been adjusted from 45-degrees to 53-degrees. The improvements are all part of Kings Island's 50th anniversary.

According to Guinness World Records, The Beast remains the world's longest wooden roller coaster.

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