Mystic Timbers Construction Update

Several members of the Coaster101 team visited Kings Island this past weekend as part of the Great Ohio Coaster Club Mid-Summer Scream Pt. 2. Walking around the park, we came to an area of the park across from Reds’ Hall of Fame Grill featuring a new-looking wooden fence, and signage for Kings Island’s new for 2017 Wooden Coaster, Mystic Timbers.

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After seeing signs on the fence, we hopped on the park’s K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad (which was used heavily on social media to promote the new coaster) to see what we could see from the train.

While vertical construction hasn’t yet begun on Mystic Timbers, there was still a good amount to see.

Clearing

A lot of land has been cleared for Mystic Timbers, and there is still more to clear, evidenced by the orange tree cutting tape.

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Footers And Supports Reinforcing Steel

Footers have been poured, and reinforcing steel for the concrete was also on site. They will be installed in the ground and encased in concrete. (Tip of the cap to Evan for the correction!)

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Timbers…Literally.

The first load of wood for Mystic Timbers has arrived at Kings Island.

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Views From The Top

After our train ride, we headed up to the top of the Eiffel Tower, for one final look at the construction site.

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Kings Island also announced that Sunday was the last day to ride White Water Canyon in 2016 as it will close early to allow for easier construction.

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Mystic Timbers will open in 2017.

Be sure to visit Kings Island’s Website and follow the park on Twitter and Facebook for more information about Mystic Timbers. And stay tuned to Coaster101 for more construction updates!

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2 Responses

  1. Evan says:

    Those “metal support structures” are actually reinforcing steel for the concrete. They will be installed in the ground and encased on concrete.

  2. xSHADOWx says:

    Nothing wrong with a good GCI woodie… but I feel this was a wasted opportunity to go RMC and have something like Outlaw Run. Offering a different type of ride experience in the park.

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