The monthly men’s magazine asked Dave Altman, the president of American Coaster Enthusiasts, to compile the ultimate roller coaster bucket list. The Beast comes in at number four on the list.
Here’s what Details had to say about the Mason amusement park’s popular coaster:
When it first opened in 1979, the Beast was the world’s longest wooden coaster, at 7,539 feet. And it still is. Only the first lift hill can be seen from the queue line, since the majority of the expansive ride, covering 35 acres, is situated in the woods surrounding the park. The four-minute, ten-second ride features two lift hills, three tunnels, and a 540-degree helix finale along its disorienting course. Even though the coaster celebrated its 32nd anniversary in 2011, it is still a perennial favorite on most coaster enthusiasts’ top 10 lists.
See which other roller coasters made the cut here.