|Coordinates||41°29′10.50″N 82°41′35.75″WCoordinates: 41°29′10.50″N 82°41′35.75″W|
|Opening date||May 11, 1991|
|Closing date||September 16, 2016|
|Designer||Curtis D. Summers|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift|
|Height||161 ft (49 m)|
|Drop||155 ft (47 m)|
|Length||5,427 ft (1,654 m)|
|Speed||65 mph (105 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||52°|
|Capacity||1,600 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||4 ft 0 in (122 cm)|
|Trains||3 trains with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.|
|Fast Lane available|
|Mean Streak at RCDB|
Mean Streak was a wooden roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. Opened in 1991 as the tallest wooden roller coaster in the world, Mean Streak was constructed from 1.7 million board feet (4,000 m³) of treated Southern Yellow Pine. Though it didn't hold any records, Mean Streak was still one of the tallest, fastest and longest in its class. It was also one of two wooden roller coasters operating at Cedar Point; the other being the Blue Streak. The Gemini and Cedar Creek Mine Ride have supports constructed out of wood, but run on tubular steel track and are considered steel roller coaster hybrids. The track was re-tracked almost every year and had its own carpentry staff.
With a duration time 2 minutes and 45 seconds, the Mean Streak was the longest ride of any roller coaster in the park. In 2011, Cedar Point celebrated the Mean Streak's 20th anniversary.
After ascending the 161-foot-tall lift hill, Mean Streak dropped riders at a 52-degree-angle and over two large elevated curves. An on-ride-photo system took rider's pictures at the drop after the second large elevated curve. Mean Streak criss-crossed its wooden structure nine times at speeds up to 65 mph (105 km/h). Trim Brakes had been added to the ride's first drop, and it was considered a rough ride.
2012 Operating SeasonEdit
Due to many rider complaints, prior to the 2012 operating season, Mean Streak's structure and track were reinforced. Many sections of track were replaced. As a result of this facelift, the ride was (according to many guests) much smoother and possibly the smoothest it had ever been. The photo booth and on-ride photos were restored and a Fast Lane line was added to the ride.
- ^ "Mean Streak at Cedar Point". Retrieved 2006-08-13.
- ^ "Mean Streak - Cedar Point - Experience the Point". Retrieved 2008-06-25.
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