Kings Island unleashes new wooden roller coaster Mystic Timbers starting Saturday, a ride that gives it more wooden coaster track than any amusement or them park in the world.
The new ride offers a ride experience that is “fun, thrilling and memorable” for Kings Island guests, according to Mike Koontz, the park’s vice president and general manager.
“It’s everything a modern-day wooden roller coaster should be, and more,” Koontz said.
Here are five things to know about Mystic Timber, a story-driven attraction themed to an abandoned lumber company:
- It has 16 airtime hills that wind through wooded terrain and over water along a 3,265-foot-long track at 53 mph before answering the mystery of “What’s in the shed?”
- Mystic Timbers becomes the 16th roller coaster at Kings Island and the park’s fourth made of wood. The addition gives Kings Island a combined total of 18,804 feet of wooden coaster track, the most at any amusement or theme park in the world.
- The ride features three trains with the lead car design based on a 1960s pickup truck and will accommodate 24 passengers each with a capacity of 1,200 riders per hour.
- Vertical construction started towards the end of last August and was completed at the end of February.
- Mystic Timbers was designed and built by Pennsylvania-based Great Coasters International, Inc., which also created three other popular wooden roller coasters in Cedar Fair Entertainment Company parks in California, Minnesota and Missouri.
Mystic Timbers: By The Numbers
- 3,265 feet of track
- 109 feet tall at its highest point at the top of the lift
- 98 feet is the distance of the curved first drop
- 197 feet is the overall length of the first drop, known as the profile length
- 53.7 degrees is the angle of the first drop
- 53 mph through wooded terrain
- 16 airtime hills/moments
- 330,000 board feet of southern yellow pine lumber
- 30,000 pounds of nails
- 88,000 bolts and washers
- 5,500 cubic yards of concrete