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First look at work on KI's new roller coaster

Published: Aug. 30, 2016 at 2:43 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2016 at 2:48 AM EDT
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MASON, OH (FOX19) - Kings Island's 2016 summer season isn't over yet, but the amusement park is already working on its big new addition for next season

Officials at Kings Island showed the first set of bents placed for the new Mystic Timbers roller coaster Monday.

The new wooden roller coaster will be 3,265 feet long and 109 feet tall. Kings Island spokesperson, Don Helbig tells FOX19 NOW the coaster will "weave along steep cliffs, down ravines, cross over water and go through an extreme S-turn among a forest of trees at speeds up to 53 mph."

Mystic Timbers will open in the spring for 2017 and will be the park's 16th roller coaster.

Take a virtual ride on Kings Island's new coaster

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