Mean Streak RumorCedar Point: Screamscape sources: Cedar Fair head-honcho Dick Kinzel is rumored to have been spotted taking several site tours of Mean Streak lately with a pair of gentlemen said to be wearing GCI hats. Do you think Mean Streak is getting a Makeover
From Logan DeckerQuote: (screamscape)
Posted October 10, 2008 at 2:27 PM
"According to Screamscape sources, Cedar Fair head-honcho Dick Kinzel is rumored to have been spotted taking several site tours of Mean Streak lately with a pair of gentlemen said to be wearing GCI hats.
On the cedar point blog they just put entry called "wood you believe it" with pictures of shipments of wood thats arrived at the park....
Do you think that Cedar Point is going to overhaul Mean Streak...
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From Eli KatzmanDid this person actually make a trip to Cedar point and report it there, or are they just making up some more crappy rumors that don't mean a thing?
Posted October 10, 2008 at 7:23 PM
(I know I have nothing to do with CP, but I'm always excited for a new GCI or B&M coaster!
From steve leeLance (the guy who runs Screamscape) is only as good as his sources, but for stuff like this he's usually on-target.
Posted October 10, 2008 at 7:46 PM
While I don't recall Mean Streak being that bad, maybe it is up for some retracking in the offseason.
From Derek PotterGCI is in the middle of a contract with Cedar Fair, so no surprise if they are the ones rehabbing Mean Streak...unless they are starting over.
Posted October 10, 2008 at 9:55 PM
Mean Streak always needs some work. The ride has been braked to death because it became rough. The first drop obviously wasn't designed to have a trim brake on it, as it has for quite some time now.
From John JacksonI actually liked Mean Streak a few years ago when it was faster and beat the hell out of you. But I'm guessing enough other people didn't care for it and they put brakes EVERYWHERE! This past summer it was just slow, unthrilling and painful. An overhaul will be awesome!!
Posted October 10, 2008 at 10:59 PM
From Eli KatzmanSteve, yeah, maybe they'll just get GCI to refine or revise it, like maybe take off the brakes and put on their own Millennium flyer trains... that would be pretty cool...
Posted October 11, 2008 at 9:46 AM
From Logan DeckerI went to Cedar Point this year in late june and Mean Streak was very rough. I can handle rough wooden roller coasters but this one was way too rough in my opinion. I think rehabing ther coaster would be a great investment, and would make mean streak the great coaster it could be.
Posted October 12, 2008 at 2:16 PM
From Derek PotterGCI is doing the rehab. I can't be sure, but I think that they may have rehabbed Son of Beast at Kings Island after the accident. Whoever did the SOB rehab did a fine job. I actually enjoyed the ride a lot a couple of weeks ago.
Posted November 3, 2008 at 9:43 PM
From Cesar Garciai say this ride needs a 87 year rehab, some work and new trains (MFT) ahha,
Posted November 3, 2008 at 10:44 PM
well i say it should happen
From Beth BickarNot that it matters or has anything to do with the rumor, but I rode Mean Streak in July and laughed the entire time. I found it quite funny, the jack hammering. I had a bit of a toothache afterward, but I couldn't really complain after all the fun I had. I guess it also should be mentioned that I'm 19.
Posted November 3, 2008 at 10:44 PM
From Charles ReichleyI'm not a big fan of getting bumped around, and I don't remember Mean Streak being bumpy. We were their in August, and rode it several times in a row.
Posted December 11, 2008 at 8:48 PM
Of course, we rode the front -- as I said, I'm not much for bumpy, and I find the front is the least bumpy place to be.
It would be great if they could speed it up a bit.
From Brandon Sthank god they are refurbishing it hopefully its a lot smoother this year
Posted April 5, 2009 at 5:33 PM
From Tom McGillI was there on opening day back in 1991. I waited 3 hours and 15 minutes to ride Meanstreak. They were only running one train at the time, the other two were not even at the park yet! There were extension cords hanging all over the structure and the lights for the ride had not yet been installed. I still remember that first ride. I thought Meanstreak was absolutely awesome that day. I haven't ridden it in several years but the last time I did may have been the last time ever. That trim on the first drop gave me such a jolt and from there on out it was a non-stop beating. MS has not aged very well, and I'm not sure any amount of retracking is going to help it.
Posted April 6, 2009 at 4:25 PM
From aj bondarenkodont make it smoother, thats wat makes it amazing, make it faster yea but dnt make it smoother, one of the best rides at cp in my opinion
Posted April 6, 2009 at 5:37 PM
From Eli KatzmanSo DID it get a makeover? It's not clear...?
Posted April 10, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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