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Mean Streak
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Mean Streak

Cedar Point
Coordinates 41°29′10.50″N 82°41′35.75″WCoordinates: 41°29′10.50″N 82°41′35.75″W
Status Closed
Opening date May 11, 1991
Last Ride September 16, 2016
Cost $7,500,000 USD
General Statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Dinn Corporation
Designer Curtis D. Summers
Track layout Twister
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)
Inversions 0
Duration 2:45
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

Pictures of 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 doesn't hold any records, Mean Streak is still one of the tallest, fastest and longest in its class. It is 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.[1] The track is re-tracked almost every year and has its own carpentry staff.[2]

With a duration time 2 minutes and 45 seconds, the Mean Streak is the longest ride of any roller coaster in the park. In 2011, Cedar Point celebrated the Mean Streak's 20th anniversary.

ContentsEdit

The rideEdit

After ascending the 161-foot-tall lift hill, Mean Streak drops riders at a 52-degree-angle and over two large elevated curves. An on-ride-photo system takes rider's pictures at the drop after the second large elevated curve. Mean Streak criss-crosses its wooden structure nine times at speeds up to 65 mph (105 km/h). Trim Brakes have been added to the ride's first drop, and it is today 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 is (according to many guests) much smoother and possibly the smoothest it's ever been. The photo booth and on-ride photos were restored and a Fast Lane line was added to the ride.

Ride imagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mean Streak at Cedar Point". Retrieved 2006-08-13.
  2. ^ "Mean Streak - Cedar Point - Experience the Point". Retrieved 2008-06-25.

External linksEdit

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