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The Beast and Diamondback take center stage in viral videos: Hear Queen and Smashing Pumpkins as they plummet down first drops

Natalie Belfiglio

Social Media Coordinator - Kings Island 

We don’t believe in coincidences here at Kings Island.

In case you missed it, the Internet has once again gone wild with a meme. The video originally done by Nikki Emery on YouTube back in 2018 has re-emerged. It features a POV of The Beast while Smashing Pumpkins hit ‘1979’ plays in the background. Just as you are plummeting down the first drop, Billy Corgan belts out, “Weeee” from the line “We don’t even care…” In other news, The Beast is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. When The Beast first opened April 14, 1979, it was the longest and fastest roller coaster in the world. It still holds the title as the longest wooden roller coaster in the world at 7,359 feet.

We will gladly help Billy Corgan (re)create this moment the next time he comes to Cincinnati.

As if that wasn’t enough, another meme has also emerged. It’s a POV video of Diamondback while Freddie Mercury, Queen front man proclaims “Weeee” from “We Are The Champions" as you are whisked down that first drop. We must confess though, anyone that can ride the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island is certainly a champion in our book! The ride stands at 230 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 215 feet at speeds up 80 mph. That’s definitely a reason to say “Weeee!” as you take on this coaster. Diamondback is also celebrating its 10th anniversary at the park and since it’s debut in 2009 has ranked among the top 10 steel roller coasters in the world in annual industry and enthusiast polls.

The two YouTube videos plus social media sharing have combined for more than 5 millions views! 

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Natalie Belfiglio

Social Media Coordinator - Kings Island 

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