Kings Island’s new coaster taking shape

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Take a virtual ride on King's Island's 'Mystic Timbers'

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One of 16 hills featured on Kings Island's new wooden roller coaster is taking shape, according to new photos of the project released by the Mason amusement park.

MORE: Take a virtual ride on Mystic Timbers

Work on the new ride — called Mystic Timbers — began in late summer and will continue through the off-season. The ride will make its debut in the spring of 2017.

Mystic Timbers is a custom-designed ride built for Kings Island by Great Coasters International, which most recently designed the new Thunderhead roller coaster at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

The new ride — Kings Island’s 16th roller coaster — will be 3,265 feet long, reach 109 feet in height and weave its way along steep cliffs, down ravines, cross over water and go through an extreme S-turn, among a densely wooded area at speeds of up to 53 mph.

It will feature 16 airtime hills, a mid-course tunnel and interact with parts of the Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad and White Water Canyon attractions.

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MYSTIC TIMBERS: BY THE NUMBERS

3,265 feet long

109 feet: maximum height

53 mph: maximum speed

1,200: capacity of rider per hour

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