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WinterFest returns to Kings Island in 2017!

18 August 2016 - 01:59 PM

After a 12-year absence, the long awaited return of WinterFest will provide Gold season passholders and Tristate residents with four seasons of fun at the 364-acre amusement and water park.

The focal point of WinterFest will be the worlds largest Christmas tree display with the parks iconic 314-foot tall Eiffel Tower decorated with thousands of lights which will be seen for miles.

Below the Eiffel Tower, International Street will be transformed into a colorful and quaint winter village, featuring the fun of holidays past outdoor ice skating on the parks Royal Fountain, Christmas carolers, and homemade crafts.

Tasty foods, colorful gifts, live stage shows, fun rides, and of course, Santas workshop will all be part of WinterFests warmth and excitement.

Rides will include the Grand Carousel and a journey through the parks Rivertown area on an authentic steam train.

Operating dates, hours and ticket prices for WinterFest will be announced at a later date. The event will be included free for 2017 Gold and Platinum season passholders.

Get the LOWEST PRICE on your 2017 Gold Pass! Includes unlimited visits to Kings Island in 2017, early ride times and more all for less than the cost of two visits. Plus, new Passholders get one FREE 2016 visit and renewing Passholders get one FREE 2016 Fast Lane Plus (usable one Sunday) and one FREE 2016 Bring a Friend ticket (usable Sunday of your choice 9/25 - 10/30)!

MYSTIC TIMBERS: New for 2017!

28 July 2016 - 10:29 PM

Ride Videos
http://mystictimbers...ses/ride-videos
 
Ride Renderings
http://mystictimbers...ride-renderings
 
Construction Photos
http://mystictimbers...truction-photos
 
Mystic Timbers Blog
http://mystictimbers...ic-timbers-blog

THE STORY OF MYSTIC TIMBERS
Rivertowns beginning was the formation of the K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad and the Miami River Lumber Company. The lumber company began buying large sections of wooded land with the goal of using the railroad to make it easier to ship the timber out. But something mysterious, something that could not be explained, began to happen. The area surrounding the lumber company became overrun by a medusa-like growth of vines as nature moved in and reclaimed its land.


TRACK LAYOUT AND STATS

  • Length: 3,265 feet
  • Max Height: 109 feet
  • Top Speed: 53 mph
  • Airtime Hills: 16
Mystic Timbers is one of the most highly-anticipated new rides for 2017, and with good reason. The wooden roller coaster will be 3,265 feet in length, reach 109 feet in height and weave along steep cliffs, down ravines, cross over water and go through an extreme S-turn, among a forest of trees, at speeds of up to 53 mph.
 
The ride will feature a total of 16 airtime hills, a mid-course tunnel and interact with parts of the Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad and White Water Canyon attractions.


DESIGNER INFORMATION
Great Coasters International, Inc. (GCI) offers the smoothest, most twisted and highest quality wooden roller coaster attractions in the world.
 
Great Coasters International, Inc. specializes in "twister" type rides. These convoluted designs, coupled with their own Millennium Flying articulating coaster trains, create an experience that emulate the acrobatic thrills of a modern roller coaster while retaining the nostalgic look and feel of a timeless, classic attraction.
 
Mystic Timbers will be the 23rd roller coaster designed and installed by Great Coasters International, Inc., and the fourth ride with Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Previous Cedar Fair rides include Gold Striker (2013) at California's Great America; Prowler (2009) at World's of Fun and Renegade (2007) at Valleyfair.


PRESS RELEASE
 
New roller coaster coming to Kings Island
Mystic Timbers to debut in the spring of 2017
 
MASON, Ohio Construction is underway on a new wooden roller coaster adventure for visitors to Kings Island.
 
Themed to an area surrounding a lumber company becoming overrun by a mysterious medusa-like overgrowth of vines as nature reclaims its land, Mystic Timbers will be 3,265 feet in length, reach 109 feet in height and weave along steep cliffs, down ravines, cross over water and go through an extreme S-turn, among a forest of trees, at speeds up to 53 mph.
 
The ride will feature a total of 16 airtime hills, a mid-course tunnel and interact with parts of the Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad and White Water Canyon attractions.
 
Mystic Timbers is naturally exciting because of its setting in a densely wooded area, Kings Islands vice-president and general manager Greg Scheid said. The natural rugged terrain and tunnel ensures a unique and memorable ride experience.
 
Mystic Timbers is custom designed and built for the topography of Kings Island by Great Coasters International, Inc. (GCI) of Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Three trains will accommodate 24 passengers each (four riders per car and six cars per train) with a capacity of 1,275 riders per hour. Guests must be at least 48 inches tall to ride. The ride experience will last more than two minutes.
 
Everyone who enjoys the fun and thrills of riding a roller coaster will want to experience this attraction, Scheid said.
 
Mystic Timbers will debut in the spring of 2017 and become Kings Islands 16th roller coaster and its fourth wooden.
 
With the addition of Mystic Timbers, Kings Islands wooden roller coasters will combine to measure 18,804 feet of track, which will be the most at any amusement or theme park in the world.
 
Those who cannot wait until spring may take a virtual ride on Mystic Timbers at mystictimbers.visitkingsisland.com. Visitors of the website may also access exclusive updates and features, including virtual ride renderings, ride statistics, construction photos and a live Web cam.


New roller coaster coming to Kings Island

28 July 2016 - 09:54 PM

Mystic Timbers to debut in the spring of 2017
 
MASON, Ohio – Construction is underway on a new wooden roller coaster adventure for visitors to Kings Island.
 
Themed to an area surrounding a lumber company becoming overrun by a mysterious medusa-like overgrowth of vines as nature reclaims its land, Mystic Timbers will be 3,265 feet in length, reach 109 feet in height and weave along steep cliffs, down ravines, cross over water and go through an extreme S-turn, among a forest of trees, at speeds up to 53 mph.
 
The ride will feature a total of 16 airtime hills, a mid-course tunnel and interact with parts of the Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad and White Water Canyon attractions.
 
“Mystic Timbers is naturally exciting because of its setting in a densely wooded area,” Kings Island’s vice-president and general manager Greg Scheid said. “The natural rugged terrain and tunnel ensures a unique and memorable ride experience.”
 
Mystic Timbers is custom designed and built for the topography of Kings Island by Great Coasters International, Inc. (GCI) of Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Three trains will accommodate 24 passengers each (four riders per car and six cars per train) with a capacity of 1,275 riders per hour. Guests must be at least 48 inches tall to ride. The ride experience will last more than two minutes.
 
“Everyone who enjoys the fun and thrills of riding a roller coaster will want to experience this attraction,” Scheid said.
 
Mystic Timbers will debut in the spring of 2017 and become Kings Island’s 16th roller coaster and its fourth wooden.
 
With the addition of Mystic Timbers, Kings Island’s wooden roller coasters will combine to measure 18,804 feet of track, which will be the most at any amusement or theme park in the world.
 
Those who cannot wait until spring may take a virtual ride on Mystic Timbers at mystictimbers.visitkingsisland.com. Visitors of the website may also access exclusive updates and features, including virtual ride renderings, ride statistics, construction photos and a live Web cam.

BLOG: The zombie event of the fall

26 October 2015 - 12:37 PM

The zombie event of the fall
https://www.visitkin...ent-of-the-fall

Monday, October 19th, 2015
Imagine your worst nightmare coming to life. Now imagine it coming to Kings Island because during Halloween Haunt on Friday night, October 30, those who dread the zombie apocalypse will get a special dose of fright when the park hosts Laurie Holden, actress formerly from the TV show The Walking Deadô.

She appeared in the first three seasons of the series as Andrea Harrison, a successful civil rights attorney who was on a road trip with her younger sister Amy when the zombie apocalypse occurred.

Guests can attend live Q&A sessions to talk about how it feels to be chased by zombies at 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the Showplace Theatre.

You can also experience other thrills at Halloween Haunt including 11 haunted mazes, four scare zones, three live shows and 20 terrifying rides at night.

Tickets for Halloween Haunt on Friday nights are as low $29.99 online.

BLOG: Live entertainment part of the Halloween Haunt experience

09 October 2015 - 11:47 PM

https://www.visitkin...aunt-experience

Friday, October 9th, 2015
Our 11 haunted attractions, four scare zones and 20 rides arenít the only things we dare you to experience this fall at Halloween Haunt. Our live entertainment is also pretty spooky.

This yearís Halloween Haunt features three live shows, all included with park admission.

Now in its sixth season, Hot Blooded has developed somewhat of a cult following at Halloween Haunt. Vampires, blood and rock Ďní roll explode on the stage in this seductive after-life revue. The show can be seen Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m., and midnight and in the Showplace Theatre on Cemetery Drive. A fifth show on Saturdays can also be seen at 7:00 p.m.

Parents, be advised Hot Blooded features suggestive themes and intense imagery and is intended for mature audiences; not recommended for children.

Blood Drums returns for its season at Halloween Haunt. The pulsating power of this rapturous band of misfit drummers will mesmerize and energize you in this percussive blood bath of rhythm and music. Simply put, itís a punk rock stomp! The show takes place on the Bandstand on Cemetery Drive Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Have your camera ready to snap a selfie with the band after the show and share it on your social platforms using #BloodDrums.

New this year at Halloween Haunt is Monster Rock n the Festhaus. Classic rock explodes on the stage in this revue featuring the monster hits on Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and more! Show times 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Friday nights and 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. A meet and greet and photo opportunity with the ghouls is available immediately following each show.

Hot Blooded. Blood Drums. Monster Rock. Be sure to check each one out during your night at Halloween Haunt.