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  1. We can't wait for everyone to experience Mystic Timbers! Before your first visit of the season, please be advised loose articles are not able to be brought into the queue line area and stored on the ride platform area of Mystic Timbers. Riders will need to store loose articles such as cell phones, pagers, hats, cameras, stuffed animals, purses, backpacks, umbrellas, beverage containers, personal entertainment devices, etc. in a locker or leave them with a non-rider in your party.
    18 points
  2. Per this tweet, the gates should open at 2:30 on Friday.
    6 points
  3. Ok so good news for you. If you still have last years pass it will work for this season if you have renewed. Wish I knew this before the three hour drive one way today, however it was a good excuse for the girls and myself to take a road trip and have some fun. The calm before the storm! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  4. I believe the strobe lighting may refer to the flashes they use for taking on-ride photos.
    4 points
  5. ^ The last time KI was open on Easter Sunday was in 2014. Crowd-wise, I'd expect it to be a very good day to visit. Many people (myself included) have other plans that day & won't be ahead of you in line.
    4 points
  6. I'm very excited for the season. I will be working at Backlot Stunt Coaster folks so come have a ride.
    4 points
  7. Gotta say, I like the whole "ride into the unknown" factor about Mystic Timbers, as reflected in the above picture. 7 more days!
    3 points
  8. Yes, It has been used elsewhere. Ride Operators speak up if they see something you're not aloud to be doing... 1711.551 states that "that riders must obey all warnings and directions regarding this ride and behave in a manner that will not cause or contribute to injury to themselves or others." As stated in the Laws and Rules Governing Amusement Rides in Ohio While it is not illegal per-say to film on roller coasters or other amusement rides in the park, The park states that it does not want guests to be filming on rides (No matter what it is...) Unless it's the Eiffel Tower or the KI&
    3 points
  9. I do miss the 1 hr of ERT. We have to also be lucky we get the 1/2 hr. Not something we are entitled to get.
    3 points
  10. I believe most rides contain the strobe light warning because of, as Magenta Lizard stated, the on-ride photos. Though there may be lighting effects in the shed, this doesn't hint much towards it imo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  11. I'm also considering a trip to KI on Easter Sunday, as I can't go on Preview Night (my sister's birthday dinner is that night) and Opening Day as I know it would be way too crowded. One of my friends (who is also an associate!) will tag along with me on my first trip of the season! Edit: She just texted me saying she can't go on Easter. Looks like I have my very first true solo trip in the works (as neither of my parents will be going).
    2 points
  12. So I found out I'm off on Easter Sunday and I'm seriously contemplating a visit that day. Just out of curiosity, when KI has been open on Easter, how have the crowds been?
    2 points
  13. Great advice... for ALL coasters. Roller coasters are so much more enjoyable when I don't have to worry about losing stuff.
    2 points
  14. "The taking of pictures and video while riding is strictly prohibited at Kings Island. Guests taking pictures or video while riding this attraction may be asked to leave the park with no refund and given a Misdemeanor under O.H.C. 1711.551. Thank you!" While i'm not sure if that exact wording has been used elsewhere in the park (im aware of no pictures or video on ride signs) this one seems to be much more serious. (Which is a good thing considering how often you hear guests being told on The Racer to put cameras and phones away)
    2 points
  15. They're really pushing the "no pictures or videos" for mystic timbers, especially considering that MT interacts with the two other rides, it could be dangerous to drop things on other riders of the other rides.
    2 points
  16. ^ Most likely, the billing address (specifically, the street number) or zip code you entered doesn't match what's on file with your credit card issuer. If everything's correct and you still have problems, I'd recommend calling the online store customer service number.
    2 points
  17. Enjoy. I always love the atmosphere of this park. One of my favorite. Don't forget to ride Apollo's Chariot in the back.
    2 points
  18. No seat belt!! This GCI is not very intense though. As always, we rode the back seat. Unlike most GCI coasters I have been on, this coater does small drop first before a big drop in a structure followed by two head choppers. It is a windy day so that the coaster did not feel very fast. More later.
    2 points
  19. The difference between KI and CP for ERT is that CP has resort guests who are able to take part of ERT....whereas KI only has season passholders. Essentially the resort guests are paying for that hour ERT with their stays whereas KI season passholders aren't putting any additional funds into the park by coming early (no stands or anything are open....so it's a pure labor cost at that point).
    2 points
  20. I miss the hour long ERT! But 30 minute ERT is still better than no ERT at all. Of course, when I enjoy Cedar Point's hour-long Early Entry, I can't help but think about the seasons Kings Island had hour-long ERT (including 2010, when I attended Gold/Platinum Passholder ERT for the first time!).
    2 points
  21. The Kings Island snapchat has been updated with video of Don talking about MT multiple times. Views of the station, mid course tunnel, and white water with water can be seen! As well as a little bit of the shed from far away. Looks like things are starting to wrap up!!
    2 points
  22. You can donate on your own page to make the $100 minimum. You don't need to get donations from others. It's what I did.
    2 points
  23. 2 points
  24. I actually looked at some evidence here.. This POV is actually that of the first test run they ever did with the ride. How do I know this? It is a cloudy day when the video was taking place. During the drop, I also noticed two people standing in the same place as this video.
    2 points
  25. The POV is up! Sorta. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155876501728368&id=155893938367
    2 points
  26. Probably not; but the webcams are just a line of code/plugin on a site page. Don wouldn't likely mention anything they were doing anyway, unless it was to specifically cause a "buzz."
    2 points
  27. I doubt they're hiding anything at this point. Just taking their time getting the new site ready and the cameras back up. I think I saw Don say somewhere that they were also evaluating new positions for them.
    2 points
  28. This has probably been discussed, but I've never been accused of reading all posts in a particular thread. The fact that the web-cams have been "off" for a while now... anyone suspect that they are concealing some change happening prior to opening day? I've suspected the demise of the Tomb Raider building was happening- but that's probably a long shot.
    2 points
  29. Thanks for the forecast, DubVLegend! Looks to be a fantastic week in general weather-wise! 8 more days ya'll!
    2 points
  30. With Banshee I wish they would have gone all out in trying to make the station look like an old church. If money was no object, I would put in a little village of houses and huts under the track like on big bad wolf at Busch gardens. That would be pretty cool.
    2 points
  31. What I like so much about the theme of MT is that the theme is really Kings Island itself. The park has definitely has its own aura, and I don't really feel that it has been showcased much since the early years of the park.
    1 point
  32. The no picture taking is the same rule/that has always been in place. I'm sure they're going to strictly enforce it since MT goes over WWC multiple times. I'm sure there will be netting, but I wouldn't want to get nailed by a flying phone or GoPro while in line for or riding WWC. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  33. Yes! Actually, there was one right where the Jukebox Diner's patio is located.
    1 point
  34. It really wouldn't make sense for them to reveal what they've been teasing for 8 months, 2 weeks before the ride opens. Not good from a business or entertainment perspectives.
    1 point
  35. The link provided below is an updated video content supported by WLWT News 5 and the Kings Island media crew, there many photogenic scenes inclusive such as; the ride entrance, shed, station and train crossing areas to acknowledge a few. I recommend that you all take a peek at this article for Kings Island's newest attraction, Mystic Timbers. In fact, this is the same video content followed by the link above which leads to the article. Here is a Youtube upload by WLWT News 5, which the Youtube software interface provides better video quality than that which is followed by the link above. Enjoy
    1 point
  36. Highly doubt the doors will shut. There would need to be a 3" gap in the track in order for the doors to do that. In the picture the track doesn't have a gap at all. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
    1 point
  37. Me too I always need to ride both to compare but I bet it'll be too long of a line and they'll asign seats like they did with Banshee at the beginning.
    1 point
  38. It'd be interesting to incorporate the vines from the sign!
    1 point
  39. The transfer track building/shed looks great.. I think the 'shed' is the next stop after this...
    1 point
  40. What would also complete Rivertown would be to bring back The Beast watermill. That would be amazing!
    1 point
  41. I'm interested to see if those aqua colored lights will be placed in the tunnel, some trees, or even the shed throughout the course of the ride. https://themeparkpress.net/tag/mystic-timbers/
    1 point
  42. I think it adds to the theme, but I see where it does not seem the most natural. If that is what they are going for, I think it could be adjusted easily with a few bends and twists. They have time to make adjustments.
    1 point
  43. Surely the park will move that vine... I cannot imagine that they will obscure the logo that much.
    1 point
  44. That center vine has got to go. Though if you zoom in, it almost looks as if the sign is split into two panels and the vines are running along the border. Still no better, but it might explain why it's there. The photo on Instagram also appears to have a bit of light shining through the vine as if there's a split between the wood.
    1 point
  45. I still hate that vine in the middle of the ID sign. I hope they get rid of it or change it before opening day.
    1 point
  46. ^^ Many of us don't want the mystery spoiled before riding, so discretion will indeed be appreciated at first. Just use spoiler tags or post in obvious "spoiler" threads, as appropriate. After the ride opens, it may be wise to avoid reading topics about what's in the shed before actually riding. The mods will, of course, be watching the forum closely in the days surrounding the ride's opening.
    1 point
  47. At 29 seconds in the video....not 29 seconds of airtime
    1 point
  48. Outstanding off-ride footage on KI's Facebook page:
    1 point
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