A car from a Beast roller coaster train is shown here being transported to the wood coaster maintenance facility on Monday where ride technicians will disassemble, inspect and rebuild each of the cars from the ride during the winter.
The Beast opened in 1979 and has given 47,349,774 rides, third-most in park history behind the Racer (97,825,493) and K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad (50,155,116). Kings Island is now closed until spring 2013. Season passes for the 2013 season are available online at visitkingsisland.com.