Mystic Timbers

Mystic Timbers is a wooden rollercoaster that opened at Kings Island in Ohio in 2017. It combines the thrills of a traditional wooden coaster with a ‘dark ride’ element at the end of the experience. Additionally there is a fully themed queue that guests weave through on the way to the attraction. 

The ‘dark ride’ experience takes place in “the Shed’ which is only dimly-illuminated by flickering overhead lamps and fluorescent lights. After passing through the storage tracks, the train comes to a stop approximately where the shed crosses over the railroad once again. In this room, an assortment of saws, vines, leaves, a Coca-Cola vending machine, and other items left behind by workers are visible. A cassette player starts playing music from the 1980s until a loud screeching sound is heard. Projection screens show one of three random creatures, followed by a 90° turn to the right as the train re-enters the station.

 

BlueBox was highly involved with the team at Daniel’s Woodland and King’s Island to bring this attraction to life. Leading the Show Production team our Director, Mike Ross, did research with the team at King’s Island to bring the old school feel of the 1980’s alive in the attraction.  Through clever projection, audio design, SFX and show action props and scenics we were able to deliver some great scares at the end of the attraction.  Additionally you can here Mike’s voice as the security guard throughout the queue and the lift hill of the attraction.

 

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