Friday, April 17, 2009

The Beast Turns 30

In what will probably be a very Kings Island focused day on NPN let's start off with a look back...

Kings Island amusement park created a Beast, literally, thirty years ago this season when they debuted the world's longest wooden roller coaster.

Unprecedented for its time, the coaster was actually designed by employees of the park. The Cincinnati Enquirer just ran a great piece on the history of the ride including interviews with several individuals directly involved with the design and construction of the ride. It's a great look back at a very important part of the history of coasters!