Cedar Point announces Steel Vengeance roller coaster

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:59 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Cedar Point today announced Steel Vengeance, the reimagined Mean Streak roller coaster. The Rocky Mountain Construction rehab will have a 90-degree first drop and reach a speed of 74 mph over 5,740 feet of track.

Visit the official Cedar Point Steel Vengeance page.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:03 PM

Holy cow! What a coaster!

Wonder what the height requirement will be? My son will be 52" by next summer and he's hoping to be able to ride it

Last edited by extremecoasterdad, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:19 PM
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:21 PM

I like how they teamed with Planet Coaster and released it in game 1/2 hour after the announcement.

Planet Coaster recreation is very good, but a little jerkier than the official video, and the lift hill stairs are on the wrong side. Other than that, really good job. Can not wait to ride it for real.

Last edited by 1EyedJack, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:21 PM
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:35 PM

I can't fathom having a strong opinion about a name. Do people ever really ride a coaster and think, "I would like this so much more if it had a better name"?

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:37 PM

I might like you better if your screen name was better.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:44 PM

I'm with whoever said the name sucks. What an awful moniker for what looks to be a wonderful ride.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:57 PM

This looks really cool. My only complaint (and that's not really the right term): I miss how the track sued to swing back above the lift hill... I don't know of too many other coasters which cross over the lift hill once you are on the lift chain (or maybe I've just forgotten the others).

But, aside from the detail, can't wait for it to open.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:02 PM

I think Vengeance by itself would be kind of a cool name. But thank heavens there's a descriptor to let us know what material the coaster is made of, otherwise we enthusiasts would argue about whether this coaster is steel or wood.

Honestly, I wonder how often sarcastic comments will be made by guests looking for Steel Vengeance in the park once they lay eyes upon the monstrous wooden structure.

Last edited by Vater, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:03 PM
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:30 PM

Can someone please describe the videos to me, but don't do it in a post do it in another video.

In all seriousness, this looks pretty good. The amount of time it spends within its own structure combined with the elements packed in there look great. The profile of the drop is fitting with the skyline of the island as well. I like how it looks. I expect it will ride just as good.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:35 PM

That name... lol.

Anyhow. Looks incredible. I am not really a fan of coasters that hang you upside down like this seems to do once or twice but man does it look cool. It just goes on and on and on. If it maintains its speed until the end it will be incredible.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:46 PM

extremecoasterdad said:

Wonder what the height requirement will be? My son will be 52" by next summer and he's hoping to be able to ride it

They have it listed as 48". You (both) should be good.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:49 PM

It's kind of weird that the industry (not just CP) wants to call these hybrid coasters. I mean, Gemini, Mine Ride and every other Arrow mine train with a wood structure would be the same. Making the track go from round to square doesn't really change anything.

Marketing aside, wow, I don't see anyway that this doesn't go from the worst coaster at the park to potentially one of the best, and another welcome boost in capacity, too (assuming that MS numbers were low). That profile is going to be pretty crazy viewed from the water, with that stark, straight-down drop. Can't wait to ride it!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:51 PM

Is there any other coaster that has tiny bunny hop right at the bottom of the first drop? Looks like a lot of fun.

Walt, Mystic Timbers at KI has track that passes over the chain lift.

Speaking of which, that's a coaster name that sounded silly at first but that has started to grow on me a little bit.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:05 PM

"Once intimidated and disrespected by the musings of Maverick..." So they're coming to town because they have a beef with a horse? Those must have been some very insulting whinnies.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:17 PM

ThatTallGuy said:

extremecoasterdad said:

Wonder what the height requirement will be? My son will be 52" by next summer and he's hoping to be able to ride it

They have it listed as 48". You (both) should be good.

Thanks! Looking forward to another 2 days at the Point next year. I am thinking about extending it to 3, to spend some time at the new CP Shores.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:37 PM

Bakeman31092 said:

Is there any other coaster that has tiny bunny hop right at the bottom of the first drop?

Thunderhawk at Dorney immediately comes to mind.

Granted, not on the same level, but you asked...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:48 PM

Twisted Colossus. And it was great.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:52 PM

Levithan's is the second element after a huge overbanked turn, and it was merely "meh."

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:57 PM

Blue Streak?

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:34 PM

Yeah I was asking out of genuine curiosity. Blue Streak sort of counts, but I'm thinking in terms of the relative scale between the bunny hop and the first drop. This is 200 ft followed by a speed bump.

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