What about painting it blue and calling it father of blue streak!
All great ideas folks, but my gut is telling me that it'll be themed around a mean fast naked dude who just ran into a live sporting event.......... and be named. "The Mean Streaker."
Ahh, I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to come in on Sunday, too...
Mean Streak is dead and buried.
No, Mean Streak's not dead. He's pining for the fjords.
I am laughing so hard right now...
They are past due for a "Daughter of Schwabinchen" attraction. Though this one might be better cast as "Schwabinchen's Big Boned Sister".
Even if there is a RMC truck on site, it doesn't necessarily mean that a conversion going to happen. RMC could have been contracted to tear down Mean Streak. RMC also does water slides as well.
Would there be any reason to employ a company that is known for their conversions and from far away to tear something down? I doubt tearing Mean Streak down would require RMC expertise. They could do water slides but wouldn't it make more sense to park the cranes in the water park than store them in Mean Streak's infield? Especially knowing that the obsessive enthusiasts are looking for any hints of an RMC conversion? Seems to me that if RMC was not going to be working on Mean Streak the park would not want the attention that parking an RMC vehicle in Mean Streak's infield attracts.
That and the fact that companies usually hire demolition companies to tear something down, not construction companies.
I'd rather be in my boat with a drink on the rocks, than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.
And with the high demand for RMC's product, I really don't think they would come in as the low bidder on a water slide project all the way in Ohio. There's no question in my mind that Mean Streak is getting converted, it's just a question of when will it open.
I agree with Paisley. My son and I could tear down Mean Streak all by ourselves with a little bit of gas and a match.
They could easily hire a local company to tear at the structure with heavy equipment from the Perimeter Rd side and have the thing down in a few weeks tops if they wanted but they are carefully removing tracks from the station and parking RMC truck in the infield instead...I think the structure is going nowhere.
Until they get out the Sawzall and start trimming from the top...
There's been a lot (too much) discussion about whether 2017 is not enough time or whether 2018 is too much time. But wouldn't it be interesting if they worked on the ride this winter and next summer then opened it next season just in time for Halloweekends? That would be a first for a seasonal park. (Except in the few cases of extreme, unforeseen delays). (Like one occasion most recently).
I like your idea, Mac. My theory is that CP wants to allow RMC their own sweet time to put this massive project together and open it when they're good and ready. If RMC does finish construction and complete testing to their satisfaction sometime in late August, I could see CP hourly employees getting the chance to ride RMC Streak next year before it is certified by the State as safe for public guests. This would be a neat way to build word-of-mouth hype via social media which would be unique for a ride that hadn't officially opened yet. The anticipation for 2018 would be even larger and may appeal more to the public online which didn't seem as sold on the Rougarou conversion being a 'new' ride.
Thinking even more optimistically, CP could open the ride on a soft opening basis. By that, I mean they don't advertise around the park or to the press that RMC Streak is open or only run it for a few hours per day or week. If the park did decide to allow CP guests to ride in 2017 (assuming liability insurer is OK with this), they would then issue the press release announcing the ride's name and stats/layout with it being new for 2018. No mention would be made officially by CP that it was open already. They could then save the ride's big marketing campaign for spring/summer 2018 as most people wouldn't know that it operated for a month or two in 2017. Of course, this is all daydreaming but it's fun to think about.
It's 2018, I'd be surprised if it was 2017. Cedar Point hasn't done one of the "biggest bestest" coasters in a while, and I think they want to with Mean Streak and RMC. And it's going to take extra time to make the biggest bestest [insert categories here], so CP obviously is going to remain tight lipped enough while still dropping hints now and again.
No matter if I'm wrong or right, this thing is going to be fantastic. Way better than NTG. I mean they're hyping it a year and a half before it opens.
"The term is 'amusement park.' An old Earth name for a place where people could go to see and do all sorts of fascinating things." -Spock, Stardate 3025
Actually we're hyping it a year and a half before it opens...
Cedar Point hasn't done one of the "biggest bestest" coasters in a while
Valravn "opened on May 7, 2016, as the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in the world"Friday, September 30, 2016 8:39 AM
Dale from Dayton
Well... that's been a while...
If anyone is curious about some of the technical engineering aspects of RMC's coasters, there are a whole lot of "experts" on Pointbuzz right now.
Coasterbuzz - Coaster enthusiasts, but so much more. We're the good ones.
A photo on one of the Facebook fan sites is showing the lower portion of the lift hill missing. (Maybe 15-20 feet or so)
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