Mean Streak

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Mean Streak
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Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Coordinates 41°29′11″N 82°41′36″W / 41.486290°N 82.693205°W / 41.486290; -82.693205
Park section Frontier Town
Status Defunct
Operated May 11, 1991 to September 16, 2016
Cost $7,500,000 USD
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Replaced by Steel Vengeance
Statistics
Manufacturer Dinn Corporation
Designer / calculations Curtis D. Summers
Type Wooden
Hourly capacity 1,600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 161 feet
Drop 155 feet
Top speed 65 mph
Length 5427 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 52°
Duration 3:13
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Riders per train 28
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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. Due to many issues, the track was re-tracked almost every year and had its own carpentry staff.[2]

History

On October 24, 1990, the name "Mean Streak" was revealed.[3] The coaster opened on May 11, 1991.

Mean Streak was located towards the end of the park by Maverick and Camper Village Lighthouse Point.

While Mean Streak had impressive stats when it opened, over the years, many found it rough.[4] Some even considered it boring due to the many trim brakes added, and its layout consisting of drawn out turns, shallow drops, and a ride time of over 3 minutes.

Mean Streak continued to be rough and had the shortest lines in the park on a consistent basis.

On August 1, 2016, Cedar Point announced that Mean Streak would close on September 16, 2016, in a YouTube video entitled 'The Axe'.[5][6]

In October of that year, deconstruction of Mean Streak had officially begun, and Rocky Mountain Construction I-Box track was spotted on site, confirming rumors that the ride would be converted into a hybrid roller coaster by Rocky Mountain Construction. However, this was not officially confirmed until August 16, 2017, when Steel Vengeance was announced.[7]

Design

Elements

Ride experience

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

Trains

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. The colors of the 3 trains were red, gold, and green.

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Tallest wooden roller coaster
May 1991 - May 2000
Preceded by
Texas Giant
Tallest wooden roller coaster
May 1991 - May 2000
Succeeded by
Rattler (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)
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.

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