I've noticed a lot of people mentioning how great Blue Streak has been running this season. I was there the first monday they were open at the front seat of BS was giving some of the best rides I've ever had on it. Did they do some major retracking over the off season? If it's running this well already, I cant wait for night rides on a hot late summer day! I just wish it still had buzz bars.
I noticed all new track laminates in the curve out of the station going towards the lift. The old track laminates were laid on their sides to form the curve. The turnaround is still that way. It's an *old school* technique used by John Allen and Herb Schmeck on many of their coasters. But I agree Shivtim, Blue Streak was awesome last weekend when I was there. Best running coaster in the park!! :):):)
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Blue Streak has always been one of my favorites, IMO one of the best front seat rides out there. I rode the first week and thought that it was running especially well, too. Fast and smooth, speedy turnaround, great return. Airtime throughout. I'm just about the right size so that the lapbar doesn't pin to my legs- not as good as the old buzz bars, but ok for me. Loved it.
Shivtim said: I was there the first monday they were open at the front seat of BS was giving some of the best rides I've ever had on it.
I was there the same day, same seat. After I got off all I could say was WOW! I'm not a big person with airtime, but this ride just rocks for the a small, old, roller coaster in the corner of the park. I think it got better in my opinion.
It must not just be this year, because it was running very well last year. It was the second biggest surprise for me at the park for my first visit, right behind Gemini (the best coaster there, IMO), and right above Disaster Transport in the 'Wow, I thought this was gonna suck but it was really good' catagory.
BS is one of my all time favorite coasters. My dad says it best. "I've ridden almost 20 different coasters at Cedar Point (he's been going since the 40s or 50s) and Blue Streak is STILL one of my favorites)"
I've been very pleased how it's been running the last few years!