Mystic Timbers Opening at Kings Island in 2017
This Spring, Kings Island will be opening a new roller coaster called Mystic Timbers. It’ll be the park’s 15th roller coaster and 4th wooden roller coaster. Mystic Timbers will be 109 feet tall and reach speeds of 53 mph along a course of 3,265 feet featuring 16 airtime hills. It will be located in the Rivertown section of the park near hyper coaster Diamondback.
What to Expect: A Low-Flying Journey Through the Woods & Something in a Shed
While considerably smaller than the park’s legendary Beast, Mystic Timbers will borrow a bit from that ride’s “journey through the woods” layout. Adding an enhanced feeling of speed, guests will zoom by trees, over a ravine, and through a tunnel. It’s sure to be another gem from designers Great Coasters International.
After that, we’ve been kept in the dark about what’s inside the shed seen at the end of the ride’s POV video (see below) via a #Whatsintheshed campaign. I have to say, Kings Island has done a good job keeping the mystery going with the shed. In this day with theme park paparazzi hiding in every bush and even drones providing aerial views, I’m impressed the secret has lasted this long.
POV Video of Mystic Timbers & More
Want a preview? Take a spin on this new animated POV video of Mystic Timbers.
What’s Your Take?
How do you think Mystic Timbers looks? What do you think is in the shed? Leave a comment below.
Also, check out my past reviews and posts about Kings Island.