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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]

History[edit]

On October 24, 1990 the name "Mean Streak" was revealed.[3] It opened on May 11 the following year.

On August 1, 2016, Cedar Point announced that Mean Streak would close on September 16, 2016 in a YouTube video entitled 'The Axe'.[4] 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 was announced.

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.