How long before Mean Streak is taken out? I feel that the park has kinda given up on this ride. The park spends way too much $$ to keep it ruuning. Ridership is way down over the past few seasons. It doesn't really do anything for the park anymore and personally I think that the ride has the same fate that Hercules had. Hercules required much work that never really resulted in anything and Mean Streak is right there. I recall from the 2003 Coaster Mania question and answer session, that Mr. Jasper stated that it was only a matter of time till the company decided to stop putting money into it. I am just curious if the end is near. Also if they were to tear down the MS this would be the year to do it because SFMM is in the process of getting rid of Flashback. So what do you think?
CF replacing a wood coaster with a wood coaster? CF replacing ANYTHING with a wood coaster? I don't think so. Too bad because CP could really benefit from a racing wood coaster. And no, Gemini doesn't count!
Like Mforcebob's signature says, "There is no such thing as a terrible coaster"
Mean Streak isn't going anywhere. It will remain at CP for years. When the park develops that area of the park, Mean Streak will become more popular. Stop this "remove Mean Streak" nonsense. CP knows what it's doing.
I have always liked the ride. It was an argument that I had with a few people over the weekend (during my visit to CP) and I just wanted to see what everyone thought. I know that this topic has been discused before, I just wanted to post the question to see what everyone thinks.
the only people who could like this ride are ones who have never ridden a great woody. the thing's a huge hulking insult to wooden coasters everywhere, i'm sorry to say, because it sure is pretty to look at.
pezpunk said: the only people who could like this ride are ones who have never ridden a great woody. the thing's a huge hulking insult to wooden coasters everywhere, i'm sorry to say, because it sure is pretty to look at.
I like MS and I have rode some considerably good wooden coasters. Examples: The Beast, Thunderhead, Lightning Racers, Legend, and Raven. Don't get me wrong, MS can be like riding a jackhammer, but so can SOB.
I've gotta say, i'm not a fan of Mean Streak or its evil brother Texas Giant. Mean Streak was no fun and caused me some physical pain for the rest of the day. Texas Giant is the worst wooden roller coaster I have ever been on, actually make that worst coaster period. Some GCI's are awsome (Gwazi, Thunderhead ect.) but these two seem to take a toll for the worst year after year. I would love to see Mean Streak removed and a new wooden coaster put in back there. Isn't 14 years long enough?
The only thing I could see happening is a major renovation to Mean Streak, I'm not sure they would like it removed. I don't know what the situation with it is, but I highly doubt that Cedar Point would remove it none the less. Also, its not like they lose too much money renovoating.
The only thing in my mind that is wrong with MS is CP itself. They don't give people any real reason to go back to that end of the park outside of MS. The wild west theme is appropriate though, because even during the busiest times of the season that section is a ghost town. You'd think on hot days the water rides would liven that area up, but even then it seem dead.
Remember the summer of 91' ? before MF, TTD, WT, Mantis, Raptor....
It was C.P.'s Second shot in the Coaster Wars after Magnum. If you wanted the baddest thrills around you waited an Hour or so for Magnum and 2-3 hours for the big new woody Mean Streak. I might I remind you that was before they put up the blue tarps for shade. I remeber sitting there in line thinking "I could stand in the middle of this and listen to it forever." The roar was incredible!
Now, its sad. Every year I get back there, ride it, and tell myself that was the last time. This has happened for like the last 5 years. But for some reason I keep riding. Even with the physical pain, for some reason I still love to ride it, even though I love to hate it.
I say let the Mean Streak live on! Please just put something else back there already!!! its long over due!!!!