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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Friday, August 18, 2017 1:06 PM

Depending on what part of the country you're from, it's the same amount of syllables.

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Friday, August 18, 2017 1:19 PM

Let's all clap to the syllables and count out loud. Ready? Go!

Steel (Clap!) Ven (Clap!) Om (Clap!)

Steel (Clap!) Ven (Clap!) Geance (Clap!)

I'm from Ohio, and keep getting 3.

Gonch meant if you take off the "om" and replace it...well...magic happens.

Last edited by OhioStater, Friday, August 18, 2017 1:22 PM
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Friday, August 18, 2017 1:53 PM

I'm in Ohio, too and they're the same. But there are people who make "question" into 3 syllables, so I can see them doing the same with Vengeance

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Friday, August 18, 2017 2:04 PM

You mean it's not Ven-gee-yance?

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Friday, August 18, 2017 2:18 PM

Only if you're from Minnesota or the Dakotas.

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Friday, August 18, 2017 2:55 PM

Unlike most Rocky Mt coasters, it looks like they kept the full length of the original ride. Also a break run for 3 trains.

Too many 360 inversions IMO. I wonder why so many people claimed the giant loop on SOB was a gimmick, but these inversions aren't. Other than that, it looks great. Especially the high banked turns.

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Friday, August 18, 2017 3:39 PM

I'm I much bigger fan of the name now that I realized it's not pronounced Stee - el Ven-Gay-Awnce ...

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Friday, August 18, 2017 6:16 PM

super7* said:

Too many 360 inversions IMO. I wonder why so many people claimed the giant loop on SOB was a gimmick, but these inversions aren't.

Son of Beast was an all-wooden coaster except for the loop, and was billed as the only wooden coaster with an inversion. RMC coasters are steel and don't rely on only the inversions to market them. Every aspect of the rides are thrilling.

And with a twist of irony, the so-called "gimmick" on SoB was the only decent part.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:10 AM

About the name, if this was six flags, we'd be getting "The Snoopy Red Baron Coaster"

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:35 PM

...Or "Vengeance of Steel: The Ride."

And I still can't spell millineum- I mean millenium- NOPE... Let me try again. Millinium. SHOOT!

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 2:30 PM

If it were Six Flags, it would either be Steel Mean Streak or Metallo: Ride of Mild Apprehension

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:23 PM

It's interesting that here the name is emphasizing how the track is steel, while at Kings Dominion the new coaster's name is emphasizing the timber structure. With how many people refer to Gemini as a wood coaster, won't it create confusion having steel in the name of the park's largest wood-structured ride?

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:31 PM

You're overthinking it.

The General Public doesn't care. As long as the ride is good.

Only the true "Connoisseurs" care. (But whatever you do, don't ask them. You don't want to go down that wormhole.)

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Monday, August 21, 2017 12:04 AM

Only 279 more days until my trip to cedar point. Woohoo!

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Monday, August 21, 2017 1:42 AM

@Mr. Six: I imagine what they're trying to do is distance it from Mean Streak's (exaggerated, IMO) reputation as "horribly rough." In the mind of most of CP's clientele, steel=smooth.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:01 PM

He will, as the height requirement has been confirmed to be 48 inches. Also, this without a doubt will be the best new ride of 2018 and possibly CP's best.

Last edited by CoasterCritique, Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:01 PM
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Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:32 PM

I stumbled across this today, and given the mini-thread about cheesy metal bar bands, I feel compelled to post it:

http://www.metaladies.com/bands/meanstreak/

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Friday, August 25, 2017 11:17 AM

Bakeman31092 said:

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

Lost Gravity in Walibi Holland has a smal hump after the first drop.

super7* said:

Too many 360 inversions IMO. I wonder why so many people claimed the giant loop on SOB was a gimmick, but these inversions aren't.

Well yes, you have a point there. If you compare this RMC conversion compared to some more recent others they did it is kinda a shame that all the inverions are 350barrelrolls.. I really liked those other kind of things RMC did , the roll that doesn't roll, 360 degree in the same direction but goes from one side to the next, or the inversion underneath the lifthill or that on with the diveloop-element

Maybe the conversion of Mean Streak was allready planned for many years and is because of that more "old school" RMC?

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Friday, August 25, 2017 2:23 PM

Doesn't read like "old school" to me. NTAG reads old school to me, and that's because it largely lacks the weird/wrong banking features they scattered all over later rides. SV feels like more of a megasized culmination of everything they've been building to with these conversions. And I guess, in that way, this is consistent with CP's build 'em bigger faster (sometimes) better mantra since the 80's.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017 2:52 PM

ah yes, I rewatched the POV-rendering and indeed this one has some strange banking in the some curves.. but less extreme then other rides.. the last inversions underneath the whole supports looks amazing, almost like in a " tunnel"

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