A new wooden roller coaster adventure is coming to Kings Island, Mason, Ohio, in 2017.
Themed to an area surrounding a lumber company becoming overrun by a mysterious medusa-like overgrowth of vines as nature reclaims its land, Mystic Timbers will be 3,265 feet in length, reach 109 feet in height and weave along steep cliffs, down ravines, cross over water and go through an extreme S-turn at speeds up to 53 mph. The natural rugged terrain in a densely wooded area, along with a mid-course tunnel, will ensure a unique and memorable ride experience.
The ride will feature a total of 16 airtime hills and interact with parts of the Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad and White Water Canyon attractions.
Mystic Timbers is custom designed and built for the topography of Kings Island by Great Coasters International, Inc. (GCI) of Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Three trains will accommodate 24 passengers each (four riders per car and six cars per train) with a capacity of 1,200 riders per hour. Guests must be at least 48 inches tall to ride. The ride experience will last more than two minutes.
Mystic Timbers will debut in the spring of 2017 and become Kings Island's 16th roller coaster and its fourth wooden.
To take a virtual ride on Mystic Timbers, click mystictimbers.visitkingsisland.com. Visitors to the website may also access exclusive updates and features, including virtual ride renderings, ride statistics, construction photos and a live Web cam.