Congratulations to the teams at Kings Island and Great Coasters International as Mystic Timbers scoops the accolade for Best New Amusement Park Ride of 2017 in Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket Awards.
We were privileged to work alongside the teams from Cedar Fair and Kings Island to show produce the entire multisensory attraction experience, from the intricate backstory that begins in the queue line through to ‘What’s In The Shed’, brought to life through media, complex AV, lighting, scenic and animated FX.
Mystic Timbers is a well deserved winner as the experience has set an industry trend for rollercoasters going forward.
It combines a compelling and immersive narrative with an incredible wooden coaster from Great Coasters International and proves that storytelling is as integral a part of the experience as the coaster itself.
The ceremony took place at Lake Compounce, the oldest operating park in the United States. Amusement Today hosts the awards annually to honour the “Best of the Best” in the industry, with results calculated from an international poll conducted by the publication. The prestigious survey asks experienced park voters around the country and world to rate the ‘bests’ in 23 categories.
Take a look and the attraction in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gikUR7kXIsI&t=24s