The Beast, the world’s longest -lived wooden millstone, is growing taller

(CNN) – It’s an annual event these days – a fun park is setting a new roller coaster record. For speed perhaps. Maybe for a special design example.

But the Beast does not rest on his laurels. The park announced in a news release on Wednesday that the trail will be lengthened by 2 feet, securing its record by 24 inches.

How Long is the Beast?

The remake of The Beast begins in November.

The remake of The Beast begins in November.

King Island / Cedar Fair Entertainment

The animal has a length of 7,359 feet (or 2,243 meters). But when it opens in May, riders will enjoy those new 2 feet – for a new length of 7,361 feet – due to “offseason retracking and reprofiling work,” the release said.

Obviously, those two feet (.6 meters) are flying fast. Perhaps more and more enthusiasts are aware that sailing is a first fall.

Kings Island said it “was further raised from 45 degrees to 53 degrees so that it could enter the lower tunnel and provide a clean transition through the first tunnel to the second fall.”

Crews began rehabilitating 2,000 feet (610 meters) of shoreline in November.

Other features of the coaster

The Beast features two massive drops of 137 feet and 141 feet.

The Beast features two massive drops of 137 feet and 141 feet.

King Island / Cedar Fair Entertainment

So how long will it take to cover the new 3,761 -foot trail? Four minutes and 10 seconds of running time. Some other hair -raising figures, shout out to the Beast from Kings Island:

• There are 137 feet (41.8 meters) and 141 feet of vertical falls. That last fall was at an 18-degree angle.

• The bottom pit is 125 feet long under that 137 -foot fall.

• It’s just the first tunnel – two more.

• Eight bank turns and a 540-degree helix tunnel near the end.

• Able to 64.77 miles per hour (about 105 kmh).

Kings Island said it cost $ 3.5 million to build the Beast from 1977 to 1979 and cost more than $ 20 million to rebuild today.

What is it like to ride the Beast

The Beast has earned his reputation as Martin Lewison (aka Professor Roller Coaster).

The Beast got his name as Martin Lewison (aka Professor Roller Coaster).

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Martin Lewison, an associate professor of engineering at Farmingdale State College on Long Island in New York, has been known as the “Roller Coaster Professor.” He taught CNN Travel on Wednesday evening how to ride the Beast.

“I’ve ridden a lot of times. It’s a good ride if you go to Kings Island. It’s a symbol,” Lewison said.

“For years and years, it’s been my No. 1 club. It’s a real experience.”

Lewison said the plan would make him ride a different ride on other coasters.

“It’s chapters. It’s two big chapters,” he said. “It’s a two -hill climb – for a wooden beach, that’s normal.”

Her favorite part was riding the train through the forests.

“It’s amazing at night. Some of the fun is running over the land.

He specifically mentioned the 540-degree helix.

“The second hill goes into a big helix. It’s very strong. Every time I run this, I look at my wife and say, ‘This is crazy.’ “

Lewison said one of the joys of the beach is that it feels rickety. “When you hit that helix, you think the beach is going to want to tear itself apart.”

The Brady Bunch didn’t run this beach

Part of The Beast's fun is the way he weaves the woods and uses the leftovers to improve the ride.

Part of The Beast’s fun is the way he weaves the woods and uses the leftovers to improve the ride.

King Island / Cedar Fair Entertainment

Fans of the classic ABC sitcom “The Brady Bunch” can fondly remember the time when the family traveled to Kings Island, the innocuous acts of disappearing and finding the projects. father’s planning – and finally with the family enjoying a ride on a wooden beach. .
However, Alice, Mike, Carol and the children have been missing the Beast for six years. The photographers took their appearances at the park in the summer of 1973 and ran The Racer, with Eve Plumb (Jan) and Mike Lookinland (Bobby) in the front seats.
The Racer, two beaches on twin lanes that “hue” sides to see the first train pull to the runway, has lived with the park since its opening in 1972.

Kings Island Amusement Park will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, and now has 15 roller coasters.

Top photo: This view of The Beast shows how much land is covered by the beach. (Kings Island / Cedar Fair Entertainment)

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