Little girl’s Knoebels excitement goes viral – News

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Video of a little Nanticoke girl’s excitement upon arriving at Knoebels Amusement Resort is getting a lot of attention online.


The mother of McKinley Gleco, 2, posted the video to Facebook on Sunday, with a caption of “… And the rollercoaster! I freaked out!” the girl’s final words in the funny 28-second clip as the family’s car passed a coaster.


Officials with Knoebels quickly reached out, asking for the video so they could post to their page.


“ADORABLE: This two-year-old is talking about Knoebels, then realizes she’s AT Knoebels!,” the amusement park posted.


The video has amassed 54,000 views by Wednesday.


McKinley’s mother Melissa Roberts said she knew the video was cute. But she thinks all her daughter’s videos are cute. She didn’t expect all the attention the video is getting.


“I’m her mom. So I’m biased,” she said.


But people started to tell her this one had viral potential.


McKinley knew the family was going to Knoebels and excitedly was talking about her plans as the car neared the park. Then Roberts’ stepmother started filming on her smartphone.


“We’re gonna go on the rollercoaster and the slide and the boats and the horsies. Neigh,” McKinley said.


The girl’s father, Brynton Gleco, then asked, “What’s that?”’


“Knoebels!,” McKinley said.


The father and daughter talk for a bit more about where they are, then McKinley sees a ride.


“And the rollercoaster! I freaked out!” McKinley shouts.


Roberts said they once took the girl near one of the smaller roller coasters to see if she was big enough to ride.Then the coaster raced by.


“She kinda of tensed up when it came by,” Roberts recalled.


After Saturday’s visit to Knoebels, McKinley asked her parents if they were going again on Sunday.


“She asks to go everyday,” Roberts said.


A spokeswoman for the company said the family-owned business enjoyed watching and sharing the video.


“It’s so heartwarming to see how much she loves Knoebels,” said Stacy Ososkie, public relations director. “We hope Knoebels always brings her that much happiness and excitement. What a beautiful memory captured on video that her family will look back on fondly for years to come.”




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