Mystic Timbers – GCI Wooden Coaster Announced for Kings Island in 2017

 

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Kings Island has just announced Mystic Timbers, a 109 foot tall, 55mph and 3,265 foot long GCI (Great Coasters International) wooden coaster coming in April 2017.

This groundbreaking wooden coaster will feature 16 airtime moments an extreme s-turn, a tunnel and a 95 foot drop.

The park boasts 1,275 riders per hour on a 12 car GCI Millennium Flyer coaster train with an amazing lead car.

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According to Kings Island’s General Manager Greg Scheid, Mystic Timbers is “Themed to an area surrounding a lumber company becoming overrun by a mysterious medusa-like overgrowth of vines as nature reclaims its land”.

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The most peculiar part of the announcement, however, was the Mystery Shed located at the end of the layout. The park seems to be keeping the inside of the shed a secret with not much of a clue as to what’s inside. What do you think is inside?

Kings Island will also break 2 new records with the addition of Mystic Timbers: Most wood track at one park (18,804 feet of track), and the most wooden coasters at one park (5).

Be sure to check out the website at http://mystictimbers.visitkingsisland.com for more information about the ride and their live construction webcams.

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