Mean Streak - Cedar Point

Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:33 PM

Thanks for sharing the video. Where I was standing, it was hard to hear what they were saying.

Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:38 PM

...still no screaming...

But then again, what do I know?

Monday, September 19, 2016 5:19 AM

Thank the lord this thing is finally going bye bye. Hopefully Cedar Point will either renovate it or re-imagine the entire area with other new stuff on that footprint.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:56 AM
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The RMC conversion seems like an obvious choice, even before the Richard Michael Crosby thing.

My only questions now are -

  • How weird is it that there apparently hasn't been major construction on site yet? It seems like a full blown RMC conversion for a ride the size of Mean Streak would be a major undertaking but maybe I'm overestimating how soon site prep needs to start.
  • How weird is it that they haven't announced what's happening yet? Valravyn's press release came out on 9/9, and Gate Keeper's was in August 2012.

I guess what I'm getting at, is, if this is an RMC conversion, could it actually be slated to open in 2018, not 2017? Or is something else afoot?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:26 AM
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Answers: Not very weird. It's a different project with different requirements.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:22 PM
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What's weird is that people keep thinking it's for next year.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:55 PM

And pictures on Facebook suggest RMC is on site today.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:39 PM
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You don't say...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:04 PM

They better hurry. They've got a couple of loooong winters ahead of em....

Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:26 AM
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It is looking more and more like 2018, but I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.

The timing of the closure, and the fact that there are markers and markings all round the site, make it seem logical that it's a project for 2017. NTG, Collossus,and even Wicked Cyclone were completed over the course of one winter. CP's are a little rougher, for sure.

However, the fact that there's already major improvements to the waterpark and hotels coming for next year make it also logical that they're saving it for 2018. Add to that the amount of major new rides (3 coasters in 4 years) and a 4th so soon seems like overkill. They can easily coast on Valravn for another year without adding another coaster.

I don't know. I'm hoping for next year of course, because I guess I'm impatient.

Last edited by Tommytheduck, Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:28 AM
Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:48 AM

You can't compare meanstreak to any of rmc's projects as none of those coasters are over 5000ft of track and as tall. It took them 9.5 months to redo wicked cyclone which is a little over 3000ft of track so if you do the math it will be 16-18 months. Im sure cp does not want another lightning rod debacle for its opening in may 2018.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:34 AM

I believe it's going to be RMCed. This project could be very similar to Texas Giant and if I am not mistaken I think that project took about 1 1/2 years and they did it without having to deal with Ohio winters. This is going to be slated for 2018.

Last edited by Mforcebob, Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:35 AM

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:36 AM
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That was also their first conversion project.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:09 AM

Meanstreak will also be the first rmc coaster to run 3 trains so it will have a mid course brake. Again you cannot compare this to any of their previous projects.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:20 AM

New Texas Giant has a mid course and runs 3 trains.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:26 AM

The assumed knowledge running around here makes me giggle as I read this stuff and eat my corn flakes.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:55 AM

TC also runs 3 trains. It seems early for RMC to be on site for a 2018 project, but that seems more likely than 2017 to me at this point. There's lengthy debate about whether the images are fake (pretty sure they are real), but it does seem RMC has a crane out on site already.

I'm excited to see where this project goes. I wonder if there will be an announcement once it's obvious work is being done.

I suspect they'll hide behind the announced plan for demolition, and wait until the the structure starts growing again before revealing plans.

Last edited by Coaster_Shark, Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:10 PM
Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:53 AM
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Arrow Dynamics is reprofiling Mean Streak and it'll be similar to Excalibur at Valleyfair.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:02 AM
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I just don't think Mean Streak can be converted at all. It was designed with a very specific heartline in mind, and that's something I doubt any of these supposed "smart engineers" have even considered.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:03 AM

Don't even compare sf coaster operations to cp. Top thrill is the same coaster as kingda krap and one runs 5 trains and the krap runs 3.

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