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Beast Roller Coaster to be Honored during Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey Game

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Cincinnati Cyclones hockey team to honor iconic Beast roller coaster

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

If you're a fan of The Beast at Kings Island, you'll want to be in attendance when the Cincinnati Cyclones take on the Greenville Swamp Rabbits Feb. 28 for an ECHL hockey game at the Heritage Bank Center located along the banks of the Ohio river.

On this night, the Cyclones become the Cincinnati Beasts in honor of the iconic attraction and will wear specialty jerseys with the Beast logo that will be auctioned off after the game. Be one of the first 3,000 fans through the turnstiles and you'll receive a Justin Vaive Beast Bobblehead!

Since 1979, The Beast has unleashed its awesome power on the unsuspecting as it sprawls across 35 acres of wooded terrain at Kings Island. When the ride first opened to the public April 14, 1979, it was acclaimed America’s ultimate roller coaster. It broke all existing records as the longest and fastest ride in the world. It is still listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest wooden roller coaster in the world at 7,359 feet.

It was with the Cyclones in 1990 as one of the original front office staff members that I began my career in public relations and marketing. It’s hard to believe that was 30 years ago come fall. If not for the opportunity the Cyclones gave me to develop my public relations and marketing skills I’m not where I am today, getting ready to embark on my 14th season in the marketing department at Kings Island. I’m looking forward to seeing two of the worlds I’ve been involved with come together as one Feb. 28.

 

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