I have to be honest. I was a chicken at riding roller coasters...until the age of 12. That's when I rode The Beast at Kings Island, Cincinnati, OH. Still the longest coaster in the world. And the baddest! The Beast cured me of my fear and I have been riding all kinds of coasters since. The best time to ride is at night. Because it winds into the woods, you can't tell where you're going! It's celebrating it's 35th year as it opened in 1979. And it's still going strong!