The 2016 season at Kings Island isn't quite over. But park officials are squeezing in one more "major announcement" about the 2017 season Thursday.
Officials revealed that an announcement "pertaining to the 2017 season" is coming at 11 a.m. Thursday. This comes just one hour after its sister park, Cedar Point, makes their unveiling for next season, which is anticipated to be a water park expansion.
Earlier this August, officials for the 364-acre amusement and water park in Mason revealed its upcoming 16th coaster, Mystic Timbers.
Our second major announcement of the summer pertaining to 2017 will be made tomorrow (8/18) at 11 a.m. pic.twitter.com/zulYljUZIH— Kings Island (@KingsIslandPR) August 17, 2016
The wooden coaster, slated to open in April 2017, will have more than 3,000 feet of track and will hit a top speed of 53 mph.
This coaster's length will give Kings Island a new accolade: It will have the longest collective footage of wooden tracks in the world at 18,804 feet. Mystic Timbers will also be the park's fourth wooden coaster.
Daily operations for the 2016 season at the park will end Sunday.