Happy Birthday To The Beast

Monday, April 14, 2003 12:32 PM
I was reading the Rollback and discovered that today is The Beast's birthday. It opened in 1979 on this date, so I guess that makes it 24. I just wish I could get over to PKI and ride it today.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 7:25 PM
Whats up with the Beast's new brakes? It doesn't have the long rails anymore. The new ones kinda suck.

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Fear the Wrath of the Orient Express!!
www.pkixtreme.tk

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 7:36 PM
OrientExpress, I respectfully and completly disagree. First off I have a hard time feeling a single trim on the first part of the ride and the brakes on the helix I hear them more then feel them. While Im sure they mean that it is harder to turn off the breaks at night :( it is otherwise a welcome improvement in my eyes

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Summer 03-CP, HP, Canobie, SFNE, SFWOA, and SFGAm.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 7:42 PM
I spose I cought them the first season when they still had some tweeking.

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Fear the Wrath of the Orient Express!!
www.pkixtreme.tk

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 8:12 PM

Well, I rode it friday april 13th 1979, Just a day after construction and park personel took first rides on it and it is designated as it's official opening day. April 13th.

Chuck, not braggin, just saying your a couple days late :) Send extra flowers!
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Charles Nungester.
It is my personal belief that Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003. I'll let you know if anything is announced.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 8:41 PM
I ment first season with the new brakes. The first season ever would have been crazy. The longest wooden coaster in the world!

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Fear the Wrath of the Orient Express!!
www.pkixtreme.tk

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Wednesday, April 16, 2003 6:14 AM
That means next year is its 25th birthday. Are they planning anything special????

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Chris Tyson
Photographer
www.pkiunlimited.com

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Wednesday, April 16, 2003 12:23 PM
Chuck said:

"Chuck, not braggin, just saying your a couple days late."


That means that the rollback is wrong because that's where I got my information.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2003 2:09 PM
The Rollback clearly indicates that press day for The Beast was Thursday, April 13, 1979; it also shows Friday, April 14, 1979 as the public opening day. I wonder if that was actually a season pass preview/dry-run day...but if Thursday was press day, that is consistent with the park's current procedures.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Maintainer of the Almanac or Rollback or whatever you want to call it. :)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2003 3:13 PM
The 13th was friday in 1979. A small media gathering was invited for friday morning. Friday night was specifically Media promotion attendees only.

The night really was a disaster. It was only about 40 degrees and raining, One train was running and all the restraints had to be opened with a key (Buzz Bars) It was about a three hour wait to ride but worth every second of it.

Chuck, who won preview tickets from Q102. and also reminds you that in 1979 KI barely had any Season Fan Base let alone SP SPECIALS.


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Charles Nungester.
It is my personal belief that Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003. I'll let you know if anything is announced.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2003 3:17 PM
Dayum Chuck...yer old ;-)

Moosh - rode it for the first time in 1983...wish it still ran that way!

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"God bless Atheists!" - Homer Simpson

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Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:09 PM
"Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to .............


The Beast is my favorite coaster. Never has there been a coaster to match the experience of that ride at night.
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All who think Mean Streak needs a match taken to it say I.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:19 AM
Happy Birthday? To what? The Beast is no longer "the beast." the real Beast wasn't loaded with trims, back when the flat sections were actually exciting. Now it's just overhyped and overrated. Maybe someday they'll let the Beast out of it's cage.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:32 AM

Mamoosh said:
Dayum Chuck...yer old ;-)

Chuck is twice as old as me.

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So you believe that you are studying us, then kindly explain why you are the ones trapped in your seats.


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