Every time I see this coaster it looks awsome. The first time I saw it I figured it was probably one of the best wooden coasters. However, I've only heard negative things about this ride. It's tall, fast, and fun to look at.
I didn't find it rough like some people say, I think it goes to slow to be rough. The first drop looks like it would be awesome but then there are trim brakes that really ruin it totally. I also thought it was just boring. When I went to Cedar Point, I looked forward to it even though I had heard bad things. The best thing about it is it looks. Its structure is so impressive.
I rode it in '98. Did they add trim brakes after that or something? I thought it was fast, and I loved how it was so intertwind in its own track. Then again, I'd take a twister over an airtime machine any day, but that's just me.
It used to be amazing in the first 2-3 years. Tasty air in many spots, great laterals, and FUN! But, time has not been kind to the Summers/Dinn woodies, especially the big ones. I doubt any coaster that big will remain in top shape except for the new Intamin breed. (I would be interested to ride SOB in 2010!)
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Slow, meandering. That pretty much sums up Mean Streak. While MS and Texas Giant share some similarities, such as the track that wraps around the lifthill, they are very different rides. I loved the magic carpet section on Texas Giant. ------------- 2003-Gotham City @ SFA presenting Bathroom the Ride-Please remain seated at all times
In my opinion, it's not that it's too rough or it's too boring, it just lacks that certain something that makes you want to run back and do it again. It needs some signature moment to draw you back. As it stands, the whole ride all blurs together into a mess of mediocrity. Time is better spent elsewhere.
No. Relative to the other coasters at CP, it may not be superior, but compared to the coasters at many other parks, I feel it is world class. Simply considering the views of the lake and the park, as well as the crossings through itself, make it really great.
I thought Mean Streak was horrible. You get little speed on the first hill and then what seams like stopping on the top of the next hill. I thought it would be intense, fast, exilerating, and have a lot of air time like Twister II at EG. But it is completely opposite of that.
I have found a liking for Mean Streak, I really like it! Probably only because the only place I ride it is in the very front. Now I have ridden the very back and that was torture, so I understand where you could be coming from there, but the visuals in the front are very neat, even with the trims, I still think it's a good ride. If there is no wait, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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I liked Mean Streak better than some of the woodies I've been on, but then there are others that make it look horrible. I can say this because I've been on most of the best woodies in the world- Phoenix/Twister, Legend/Raven, Beast, Cyclone... But then again I've also been on some of the worst.
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