Kings Island may have been closed to the public on August 29, 2016, but it was one of the most exciting days of the summer for park offiicals. On this day, vertical construction on the Mystic TImbers roller coaster began with the placement of the first set of bents, 32 days after the park announced plans to build the ride.
By the time workmen completed construction on the 3,265-foot long ride, they used 330,00 board feet of southern yellow lumber; 30,000 pounds of nails; 88,000 bolts and washers and 5,500 cubic yards of concrete for the foundation.
Mystic Timbers opened in 2017 to rave reviews, capturing the Golden Ticket Award for "Best New Ride" by Amusement Today and debuting at No. 11 on the publication's wood roller coaster chart.
Over the past two seasons, only Diamondback and Banshee have given more rides at Kings Island than Mystic Timbers.