Disclosure: Visit Kings Island to Ride Mystic Timbers is sponsored by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.
Cue warning: Don’t go in the shed…..
Kings Island started promoting their newest ride, Mystic Timbers, long before the ride was a reality. #WhatsInTheShed had thrill-seekers everywhere guessing what would be in the shed on the ride…
Nope, it’s not Molly, but she was excited to get to Kings Island! Road trip! We live about 180 miles from Kings Island, located in Mason, Ohio, so we loaded the car up and headed out around 9 AM. Any earlier would be like pulling teeth, and she wouldn’t be smiling! 3 1/2 hours later give or take, we pulled into the parking lot. (On a busy day, you’re going to want to pay for premium parking…actually any day you don’t want to walk to your car after walking around the park all day, you might want to pay for premium parking).
Is there a giant dinosaur in the shed? Maybe…maybe not, but it’s not this one. This one is at the entrance, and he may want to eat you. It’s a good thing he’s got such little arms and is cemented to the ground. This is a great spot for a photo op!
Walking into Kings Island fills you with anticipation! The first thing you see is the Eiffel Tower! Is this Paris? No, but you can ride to the top and see the entire park.
When you go to Kings Island with little ones, you have to visit Planet Snoopy! The rides are the perfect size and give the right amount of thrill to the younger set. Even though I’m not a kid, I like Race for your Life, Charlie Brown, a fun log ride where you’ll get a nice splash to cool you off!
You’ll see this sign as you walk up to Mystic Timbers….and lots of kids being told to slow down, don’t run…..the ride isn’t going anywhere, young’uns.
The 109 foot tall wooden roller coaster will get your heart racing as you fly down the hills and whip around the curves. During the ride you will experience 16 airtime moments….and finally….
….you’ll stop in front of the shed. Should you go in? It’s too late. You’re going in to experience….you’ll find out. But you’ve got to ride it more than once because what’s in the shed changes! I heard some people saying they’d ridden it 14 times so far that day, so get a Fast Pass and follow their example!
This is my first foray into video making. I think I did a pretty good job though I don’t sound like myself at all!
Of course, there is so much more to do at Kings Island with shows and rides for all ages. Don’t forget about Soak City which I shared with you last year! Since it was starting to rain and looked like storms were rolling in, Molly and I didn’t do Soak City this trip. With the hot summers we have, there’s always next time.
Kings Island is very family-friendly, and they are bringing back Winter Fest this year! I am very excited for that! We did attend Christmas in July last year, but I really would love to experience Winter Fest.
Purchase your tickets in advance online at Kings Island’s site or at Kroger. You can also find their calendar with events and hours listed. Have you ever been to Kings Island? I would love to hear about your experience! Want even more Kings Island info? Check out the 411 from Family Travels on a Budget.