Kings Island tests new Mystic Timbers roller coaster

KINGS ISLAND — Kings Island’s new Mystic Timbers roller coaster had its first test run Monday.

Mystic Timbers is scheduled to debut when Kings Island opens for its 45th anniversary season on April 15.

Park officials, engineers, technicians and construction workers watched as the 24-passenger train made its way through the 3,265 feet track.

Mystic Timbers has a lumber company theme, and will travel 16 airtime hills through wooded terrain and over water at speeds up to 53 mph.

The roller coaster also includes a mystery for riders: What’s in the shed?