Old beast video found.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 3:03 PM
Kind of cool, but I found a video on the beast in the (I think) late 70's. It shows the controle board and on ride shots.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=QqpIfUPiFrQ

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 3:12 PM

crazy horse said:
...beast in the (I think) late 70's.

The title of the vid says 1985 and the desciption of the video says it was a show from 1985.

But good guess... ;)

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 4:46 PM
Can't see the vid til i get home, but is it the one that goes? :
'do you dare to challenge me?!?!?!
lol
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 4:58 PM
It's a Disney special "When You Wish Upon A Star" where they send this young boy to KI to ride the "biggest" coaster in the world.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 5:42 PM
It's pretty cool to see the turn out of the station over the pond. The water was a nice touch.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 8:27 PM
My favorite part is when the guy says that "you can't really get a coaster 200 feet high on level ground."
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 8:39 PM
They also mention that the beast is (at the time) the tallest coaster, but it was not.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 9:20 PM
Cool Find

Granny seemed to enjoy the ride. That's one tough woman. I wonder how many laps she took.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 9:38 PM

Freakoboy127 said:My favorite part is when the guy says that "you can't really get a coaster 200 feet high on level ground."

Which was true in 1979 and still true in the case of wood coasters. SOB uses the hillside to atain it's altitude. The drop is into a ravine 217 ft.

Chuck

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 9:39 PM

crazy horse said:They also mention that the beast is (at the time) the tallest coaster, but it was not.

Ok, What was? Screeming Eagle was the previous highest.

Chuck

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 9:41 PM
The peak of SOB's lift is actually over the LOWEST part of that slope.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 9:42 PM
In 1985? If we're talking wood only, there is American Eagle for one, but if we're talking coasters in general which is fair game per the phrasing of the quote, then a certain Japanese shuttle coaster comes to mind. ;)
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:33 PM
LOL...yep.
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Friday, October 12, 2007 7:20 AM
Ah, great video! It reminds me of my first time on The Beast at 10 years old. I was SCARED but excited as hell!

-Tina

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Friday, October 12, 2007 8:03 AM
That was cute and fun to watch. Thanks for sharing! You can also notice how the trees have grown since then. One of my favorite coaster pictures is of the Beast in the fall.

http://www.rcdb.com/ig67.htm?picture=1

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Friday, October 12, 2007 9:27 AM
Granny seemed to enjoy the ride. That's one tough woman. I wonder how many laps she took.

"Granny" (If I am not mistaken) is the legendary Ruth Voss, former PR director for Kings Island. She took countless laps, almost daily... and thus began the Beast walk-back for ACE members.

Shaggy

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Friday, October 12, 2007 2:19 PM
As coasterqueenTRN said: "Ah, great video! It reminds me of my first time on The Beast at 10 years old. I was SCARED but excited as hell!"

My first ride was with Carl Eichelman. The dude from IRS who has ridden it the most. He said "stick with me" during the running of the bulls in those days. First ride, front seat. The best!

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Friday, October 12, 2007 8:06 PM
Never in a million years would I think to see a Disney show featuring Disneyland yet is basically a free advertisement for a competitor.

STILL very cool.

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Friday, October 12, 2007 9:40 PM
Disneyland then and now is not a competitor to KI. They are too far away! Its like claiming the Boston Museum of Science and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago compete.
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