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The new for 2017 Mystic Timbers Wooden Rollercoaster at Kings Island, Kings island, Ohio

After getting up at 5 am, working for 10 hours, driving for six and a half and sleeping for just three why would Bond and I along with three hundred other American Coaster Enthusiast members line up at Kings Island  at 4 am?

The new for 2017 Mystic Timbers Wooden Rollercoaster at Kings Island, Kings island, Ohio

It is great to get to Kings Island at any time open or close but the big reason that we traveled to Southwestern Ohio was for something special.

The new for 2017 Mystic Timbers Wooden Rollercoaster at Kings Island, Kings island, Ohio

That something special was a brand new coaster.

The new for 2017 Mystic Timbers Wooden Rollercoaster at Kings Island, Kings island, Ohio

Mystic Timbers is the twenty-first coaster in the parks history and it brings Kings Island's current coaster count to fifteen.


The new for 2017 Mystic Timbers Wooden Rollercoaster at Kings Island, Kings island, Ohio

The words "Mystic Timbers" don't really scream "roller coaster" or "thrill ride".  Over the winter Bond and I joked together that the name sounded more suitable for a salon where you could go for a Shiatsu massage, exfoliating facial or aromatherapy. 

Mystic Timbers is none of that.  It is situated deep in Kings Island's heavily wooded Rivertown section.  The story for the ride is back in 1983 a lumber mill situated in a small shed deep in the woods opened for business.  Before the end of the first day of operation something happened in the shed.  Something that was so terrifying that all of the employees fled the scene in horror never to return.  What happened in the shed thirty-four years ago never passed the lips of those who witnessed it and has remained a mystery until this day.



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