Mean Streak makeover underway at Cedar Point, no announcement yet

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:25 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Cedar Point's Mean Streak roller coaster, which closed last month, is in the midst of a dramatic makeover that coaster fans say could make it one of the best rides in the park. Steel track appears near the ride, along with Rocky Mountain Construction vehicles.

Read more and see photos from The Plain Dealer.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 7:39 PM

^How do we know that there's enough time to do it in one off season? When we're not professionals and don't know the scale of the final product, we're in no place to judge how much time is too much, too little or just enough.


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Sunday, April 2, 2017 8:59 PM
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Some things to think about:

RMC is still fairly young at this. MS is a large project.

They're also over at KD working on Hurler, presumabely for 2018 as well.

There's also that strong rumor that they may be involved with another new ride in the region.

Also, they make the track for the popular Free Fly, for which we don't know if/how many are coming for 2018.

The company constructs their own rides and fabricates their own track, and I believe, trains.

With no major projects opening in 2017 outside of a couple free spins, maybe they wanted to get a head up on next year's projects.


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Monday, April 3, 2017 9:17 AM

I said from day one it was going to be a long project. Wicked cyclone is half the size of meanstreak so if it took 9.5 months for WC you have to double the time for meanstreak.


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Monday, April 3, 2017 10:54 AM
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Um...pretty sure it doesn't work that way. Economies of scale and all. I don't disagree that it's a big project and this seems like a reasonable timeline, but I guarantee it's not linear.

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Monday, April 3, 2017 10:05 PM
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Bender only works so fast, baby....he's not one of those "all work and no play" robots...


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Monday, April 3, 2017 10:29 PM
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If Cedar Point absolutely had to have Mean Streak 2.0 completed in a matter of a certain time, all that would be stopping them would be how the project's budget. It all depends on how many people the park can hire and how many pieces of equipment the park can rent, and still stay on budget.

I mean, it's common sense, right?


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Monday, April 3, 2017 10:29 PM

All my favorite coasters are Western themed. I hope the mean streaker is included. ....El toro, Maverick, raging bull


Ahh, I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to come in on Sunday, too...

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 4:50 AM
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Wedge got to be getting close to an announcement here right? Pretty soon the layout is going to be so obvious they won't have any choice.


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:35 AM
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TheAcrophobicEnthusiast said:

Wedge got to be getting close to an announcement

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:52 AM

TheAcrophobicEnthusiast said:
Wedge got to be getting close to an announcement here right? Pretty soon the layout is going to be so obvious they won't have any choice.

They had no problem letting us gaze at Maverick's building process and layout for the good part of the summer before any announcement.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 12:35 PM

I don't understand why being able to see the layout in person makes an announcement inevitable. Does anyone really expect the hype and the marketing plan to be shot to hell just because the park is open?


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 1:14 PM
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People will just go back there to look at it and think "Wow! A new ride being built!"


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 1:25 PM

I think the only ones who think the park opening will change their marketing plans are in a relatively small group of enthusiasts who lose sight of the fact that the vast, vast majority of people do not think about amusement parks, rides, etc. anywhere near as often as they do.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 1:49 PM
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It's true about almost any interest or hobby. The more into it you are, the more likely you fall into a bubble of sorts and the less likely you are to represent the average in regards to said interest or hobby.

I've seen it too many times in too many places.


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 2:16 PM
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I guess you have a point about the GP.

I'm just ready for the Biggs announcement is all.


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 2:36 PM
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Nice, but I was hoping for Porkins...

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 7:36 PM
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:15 AM
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Thabto said:
People will just go back there to look at it and think "Wow! A new ride being built!"

Yep. The rep at No Coaster a few years back mentioned that guest surveys revealed a surpringly large number of guests didn't know the park had a beach.

And Mr Lord Gonchar is right. Most people aren't inattentive to details, they're just not invested in a hobby.


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:35 PM
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The beach thing doesn't surprise me. The property itself is so large, it's easy to spend a full day at CP and not go down certain midways. This was especially true when the whole area over by Disaster Transport had little to draw people to. And that's just in the park itself. I suspect CP has a pretty distinct market segmentation thing going on with day-length park guests (the majority of visitors) and then the resort-type guests that have more insight into what the whole property has to offer.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:15 AM
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One factor, he said, that went into bringing GateKeeper to the park was to open the area up further, allowing guests to see the lake and the beach; he joked at this year's No Coaster that the pause at the top of Valravn was to allow guests to say 'holy crap, this place has a beach!’ :-)

It's interesting (well, to me) that for many years the beach was the reason you went to Cedar Point. Stay at the Breakers, frolic in the water.

That, and beer. There was a movement decades ago to ban liquor sales on Sundays in Sandusky; the park president announced the resort would not re-open the next year because they wouldn't be able to make money without Sunday beer sales. Fortunately Mr Boeckling convinced the board to let him make changes to the resort to entice more guests.


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