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SEAoO Cincinnati - The Making of Kings Island's Mystic Timbers

February 06, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Cincinnati State Technical Community College Conference Center - Main Building rooms 342-346
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45223

The Making of Kings Island's Mystic Timbers Rollercoaster  (1.0 PDH)


Adam House, Great Coasters International


Event Description:

In 2017, Kings Island introduced their newest attraction: Mystic Timbers. This massive wooden rollercoaster stands 109 feet tall sending brave passengers along 3,265 feet of track at up to 53 MPH. The impressive structure used approximately 330,000 board feet of southern yellow lumber; 30,000 pounds of nails; 88,000 bolts and washers and 5,500 cubic yards of concrete for the foundation!

Please join the SEAoO and the Cincinnati Section of ASCE for a joint meeting and presentation about the Mystic Timbers project. Adam House of Great Coasters International will explore the entire process of how Mystic Timbers came about. The technical presentation will go through the various components of planning, design, and construction from start to finish. Mr. House will explain what goes into a concept like this and pushing it through execution. The presentation will be accompanied by appetizers and a dinner catered through Cincinnati State’s Midwest Culinary Institute.

Program Schedule: 

      5:30pm – Registration 
      6:00pm – Dinner
      6:30pm – Presentation


Presenter Bio:

From the time Adam was a kid, he knew he was going to build and design roller coasters.  What started out as a fear of roller coasters, soon became a career goal that was fully achieved last year with the opening of Mystic Timbers.  As one of the first "Great Coasters Interns," Adam got his start at Great Coasters right out of college with his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Louisville. Adam began at the Sunbury, Pennsylvania headquarters, building Great Coaster's Millennium Flyer trains along with shipping and receiving parts and handling inventory. In 2012, Adam moved to the GCII engineering office as a design engineer to fill the need of working on mechanical components and systems. He was a key member of the team that developed the Mini-llennium Flyer wooden roller coaster vehicle. Adam has since moved into the role of Senior engineer where he designs new ride layouts as well as adjusting existing ride centerlines for ride improvements. He is also responsible for coordinating a team of talented engineers and interns through the complete design process of world-class wooden coasters all over the world. 


Meeting Location:

The meeting will take place in the 3rd Floor Conference Center (Rooms 342-346) at Cincinnati State's Main Building.  Parking is available at the Central Parkway Garage. Attendees will be given parking passes for the Central Parkway Garage at the meeting.

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While earlier RSVPs are appreciated, please register by 5pm on Monday, February 5th.  Credit card on-line only, cash or check at door.

Questions on any Cincinnati events, please contact Mindy Barber, Abby Lehmenkuler, and Phil Niekamp at:


$25.00 SEAoO Member

$35.00 Non-Member

$0.00 Student

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