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They are getting close to standing the last bends for Mystic Timbers!

 

 

Maybe it's just me, but this coaster seems like it has gone up really fast.

 

Considering that a lot of the ride is close to the ground and Cedar Fair's fantastic construction team, I'm not too surprised.

 

It's nice to see a modern wooden coaster come to the park after so long. Love a good GCI.

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They are getting close to standing the last bends for Mystic Timbers!

 

 

Maybe it's just me, but this coaster seems like it has gone up really fast.

 

Considering that a lot of the ride is close to the ground and Cedar Fair's fantastic construction team, I'm not too surprised.

 

It's nice to see a modern wooden coaster come to the park after so long. Love a good GCI.

 

I think they started putting up the coaster while the park was still open for the 2016 season

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Was at the park for a returner party on Saturday and I couldn't help but be more than grateful to welcome (along with many other associates) the new GM! (photo credit to Kings Island on instagram). Also you can clearly see that Mystic Timbers has changed the skyline ever so slightly! (Pictures where not takin by driver. I was in the passenger seat.

 

Edit 2-6-2017 - It looks like the new Restaurant coming to Soak City has broke ground!

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Photo Credit to @KingsIslandPR on Twitter!

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Can we possibly say this is the best GCI created? (even though I have never rode one)

 

Depends on how much it rattles (get triggered).

 

I'll be curious to see how well the surrounding area fills in once the weather changes. Right now it doesn't seems to "out in the woods" to me. We shall see.

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Can we possibly say this is the best GCI created? (even though I have never rode one)

 

Sure, we can "possibly" say that but we should probably ride it first, especially since there's nothing about it on paper that really seats it apart from the others aside from arguably it's location and whatever is in the shed (though I'm not hyping that up too much).

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So, everyone seems to be hyping up this shed thing.... What happens if this 'whats in the shed' turns into a huge let down?

 

We'll have to wait for media day (that is if coaster groups can go) or opening day to find out. I honestly hope it's not a let down.

 

Does anyone else say that these pictures are taken from a drone? They where removed from KICentral and they said "It looks to be shot from a drone".....

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What happens if this 'whats in the shed' turns into a huge let down?

 

It won't be a letdown if people keep their expectations semi-reasonable but they won't and I can't wait to watch the b*tching.

 

PS: After looking at those aerial shots and getting a better idea for the ride's location within the park I'd be welling to bet pretty confidently that Mystic Timbers will be running for Winterfest along with Diamondback. This may have already been obvious to people who were more familiar with the park's layout than me but I figured I'd throw in my two cents anyway.

 

Does anyone else say that these pictures are taken from a drone? They where removed from KICentral and they said "It looks to be shot from a drone".....

 

The second picture has something white / blurry (like a window / wing) in the lower left corner so I thought it was taken from a plane... but I have no idea. It's very plausible since the park is only about 30 miles from a major airport. Plus if it was a drone it's very possible that it was over Western Row Rd, the nearby housing developments and not over the park.

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I'd be welling to bet pretty confidently that Mystic Timbers will not be running for Winterfest along with Diamondback.

 

Fixed that for you. The park has already said that the train and carousel will be open. Im pretty sure Cedar Fair and Kings Island care about their rides Unlike a certain chain called six flags.

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The park has already said that the train and carousel will be open. Im pretty sure Cedar Fair and Kings Island care about their rides Unlike a certain chain called six flags.

 

Saying that the train and carousel will be open doesn't mean that nothing else will. Since the train is open the path by Mystic Timbers and Diamondback will be open and I fully expect them to run.

 

The average temperatures for the Cincinatti area are over 40 degrees daily through the end of December so on any average day in December they would be able to run them even if they did follow the manufacturers recommendations (which at Carowinds, Kings Dominion and Cedar Point means a 40 degree start up temperature for a B&M and less for a wood coaster so I assume the same is true for all of their parks).

 

Unlike a certain chain called six flags.

 

Just in America, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, Luna Park, Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags St Louis, Six Flags America, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Sesame Place, Hersheypark and others run coasters in December in cold climates.

 

Also, Worlds of Fun (a Cedar Fair park) has stated that Spinning Dragons and Patriot will run for Winterfest and they have slightly lower average temperatures in the month of December than Kings Island.

 

Running coasters when it's cold doesn't mean that the parks don't "care about their rides". That's one of the single dumbest things I've ever heard.

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I'd be welling to bet pretty confidently that Mystic Timbers will not be running for Winterfest along with Diamondback.

 

Fixed that for you. The park has already said that the train and carousel will be open. Im pretty sure Cedar Fair and Kings Island care about their rides Unlike a certain chain called six flags.

 

so more than two rides can't be open?

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Different owner, different style. I expect DB and probably one other coaster to be open. Maybe backlot?

 

Possibly FOF?

 

I doubt it. They need to cut paths off for staffing / budget, plus every area you have open is an area you have to decorate. Most parks cut off a lot of areas for their winter events. Flight of Fear would be able to operate of course, but to get to it you'd have to open up a ton of areas they won't otherwise want to open.

 

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This is my guess. The paths are easy to cut off in the areas I selected with fencing, you know the kids area and most / all of the kids rides will be open so that path will be open, plus they have to get back to the train which they stated would be open. With this plan they have a few outdoor show venues for smaller shows and the Kings island theater for their big Christmas show.

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^Yeah I'm pretty confident in this or something very similar. They could even cut a little more if they wanted (like Viking Fury). They could also easily cut the path under Surf Dog and cut the pathway to the waterpark a little further up so they could cut Surf Dog and the 3 rides behind it for staffing.

 

We know the carousel will run, we know the train will run. I'd almost guarantee Eiffel tower will run and it'll probably be very popular because people love tall observation style rides where they can see the Christmas lights from above (Skyway and Big Wheel get longer lines during Holiday in the Park than any other time of year at Great Adventure). The kids area will need to be open (every holiday event has the kids area open, and those rides run in all weather conditions) and I feel like Diamondback and Mystic Timbers will run since the nearby paths will need to be open to allow people to get to the train anyway.

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