The world’s longest wooden roller coaster is all set to get longer. Yes, you read that right! The Beast, the famous wooden roller coaster at the Kings Island amusement park in Ohio, US, is all set to break its own record as it is going to get longer by two feet this year.
The length of the roller coaster track will be increased from 7,359 feet to 7,361 feet. There will also be a steeper first drop, the amusement park revealed in a blog on their website.
“The legendary Beast roller coaster will break its own world record as the longest wooden roller coaster by two feet, from 7,359 feet to 7,361 feet due to offseason retracking and reprofiling work,” reads a tweet on the official handle of Kings Island.
The legendary Beast roller coaster will break its own world record as the longest wooden roller coaster by two feet, from 7,359 feet to 7,361 feet due to offseason retracking and reprofiling work. BLOG: https://t.co/bCchK8Me9X #KingsIsland pic.twitter.com/CqnqvqO90a
— Kings Island (@KingsIslandPR) March 30, 2022
The ride, which opened in 1979 as the World’s Longest Wooden Roller Coaster, has held that distinction ever since.
“When you look at roller coaster records, they’re being beat all the time,” said Kings Island Vice President and General Manager Mike Koontz. “But there’s one record that no park in the world has been able to beat for more than 40 years, until now, and that’s the record for the longest wooden roller coaster,” he added.
Netizens are elated and expressed their excitement on Twitter. “I love it, can’t wait to come to opening day,” a Twitter user wrote.
See more reactions here:
Oh yes I really loved riding that coster and I cant wait for the 2022 season
— firefoxisawsome (@firefoxisawsome) March 30, 2022
I love it can’t wait to come to opening day
— shannoniskindadumb (@CanadianSsg) March 31, 2022
Kings Island breaking their own record pic.twitter.com/YnFI5AVkon
— Majorian (@KaiserRobins) March 30, 2022
— Max Everett (@WayCool64) April 1, 2022