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Mean Streak

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roller coaster
Mean Streak
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Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated May 11, 1991 to September 16, 2016
Cost $7,500,000 USD
Height restriction 49 inches (122 cm)
Replaced by Steel Vengeance
Statistics
Manufacturer Dinn Corporation
Designer / calculations Curtis D. Summers
Type Wooden
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1,600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height161 feet
Drop155 feet
Top speed65 mph
Length5,427 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop52°
Duration3:13
HELP

Mean Streak was a wooden roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. Constructed out of 1.7 million board feet (4,000 m³) of treated Southern Yellow Pine,[1] it was the tallest and fastest wooden coaster when it opened in 1991. The track was re-tracked almost every year and had its own carpentry staff.[2]

On August 1, 2016, Cedar Point announced that Mean Streak would close on September 16, 2016 in a YouTube video entitled 'The Axe'.[3] In October, deconstruction of Mean Streak had begun and Rocky Mountain Construction I-Box track was spotted onsite, confirming rumours that the ride would be retracked by RMC. However, this wasn't officially confirmed until August 16, 2017, when Steel Vengeance.

Ride Experience[edit]

After climbing the 161 foot tall lift hill, Mean Streak drops riders at an angle of 52 degrees and over two large elevated curves. An on-ride-photo system takes rider's pictures at the mid-ride block brake run. Mean Streak criss-crosses its wooden structure nine times at speeds up to 65 mph. Trim brakes were added to the ride's first drop at some point after opening.

Trains[edit]

3 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train. The seats are divided, with headrests, individual ratcheting lap bars and seatbelts.

Trivia[edit]

Photo Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Tallest wooden roller coaster
May 1991 - May 2000
Preceded by
Texas Giant
Tallest wooden roller coaster
May 1991 - May 2000
Succeeded by
Son of Beast
Tallest wooden roller coaster drop
May 1991 - March 1992
1990s - May 2000*
Preceded by
Hercules
Tallest wooden roller coaster drop
May 1991 - March 1992
1990s - May 2000*
Succeeded by
Son of Beast

*Rattler opened at Fiesta Texas with a taller drop than Mean Streak, however it was reduced in height a few years after opening.