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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Friday, October 28, 2016 12:28 PM

It's a dadgum opinion. Are you really that bent out of shape about his reasoning behind it?

Friday, October 28, 2016 12:28 PM

Rates of depression do not differ significantly between Ohio and Florida. In fact, as late as 2006 and 2008, Florida actually displayed higher rates of depression.

It's not too difficult; one place might not be someone's cup of tea. That same place, however, might be just fine for someone else.

I've never found anything about any weather of any kind in Ohio to be depressing; but then again, I haven't suffered from SAD or any other type of clinical depression either.

Last edited by OhioStater, Friday, October 28, 2016 12:32 PM
Friday, October 28, 2016 1:43 PM

How, exactly, does cloud cover in Seattle & Florida affect CP announcing/not announcing that RMC is making over Mean Streak in Sandusky?

Friday, October 28, 2016 1:48 PM

One, not only am I not THAT bent out of shape. I am not bent out of shape at all.

Two, many of the discussions on this board amount to exchanges of opinions. As such the reasoning behind them typically become the heart of the discussion. Imagine a board filled with nothing but posts like the one August Mueller made here today.

Three, the statement "The days are fairly short in the winter, yes, but the duration and frequency of sun I can tell you is astronomically higher than it is in Cleveland" moves away from the opinion neighborhood to the statement of fact neighborhood. Though "astronomically higher" isn't a concept I recall from my last stats class so there may well be some opinion wrapped up there.

Four, that a thread about the Mean Streak makeover turned to weather smack is a good indication the offseason is upon us. At least for those of us who live where lack of light induced depression is common. ;)

Friday, October 28, 2016 2:27 PM

If someone perceives that the weather is sunnier or more pleasant in one city over another, does it really matter if it's scientifically accurate?

Friday, October 28, 2016 3:08 PM

Are we still talking about Mean Streak?

Friday, October 28, 2016 3:24 PM


Friday, October 28, 2016 3:43 PM

I got excited when I saw there new comments here. Mean Streak can't even get respect during her mourning.

Friday, October 28, 2016 4:18 PM

People would literally rather talk about the weather than about Mean Streak.

Friday, October 28, 2016 6:22 PM

Now if only RMC could makeover NE Ohio's weather...

Friday, October 28, 2016 6:30 PM

Go Bucks 89:


One: It is not the offseason. CP is open until Sunday. Parks in Orlando are, of course, open year round

Two: Even if every fact/opinion expressed about Cleveland, Seattle, Orlando, depression, and whether "astronomically" is more or less than a gob is true, no one mentioned how any of those affects CP announcing/not announcing that RMC is, in fact, doing what it is quite obviously doing at CP.

Three: If the weather in Sandusky was less depressing than the weather wherever Jeff is living at any given point in time, would Mean Streak need a makeover?


Props to Gonch and the Ensign. Feel free to promote yourself to Lt (j.g.)

Last edited by Captain Hawkeye, Friday, October 28, 2016 8:36 PM
Friday, October 28, 2016 6:36 PM

I dunno. I like the lack of responsibility that comes with the rank. Plus, I get to beam down to lots of planets...

Friday, October 28, 2016 8:34 PM

Should we talk about the weather.....?

Should we talk about the government...?

Hi Hi Hi!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 8:36 AM

Jeff said:

It's not warm in Orlando right now. Only 80, practically jacket weather in the shade.

We were at the Kennedy Space Center Friday and with the wind blowing my wife was cold all day. I may not have needed a jacket but I was kind of wishing I had a wind breaker. I've been in South Florida WAY too long.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:02 PM

GoBucks89 said:

I understand that natural light is very important to certain people's well being/mental state. Its just that if Cleveland is a problem for someone in terms of natural light in the winter, I have never understood Seattle to be a solution.

I think the problem is that some (many?) people don't get out enough in the winter. They tend to stay indoors and hibernate and when they do get out, they tend to complain about the cold. You still get sunlight on a cloudy day even if that sunlight is filtered by clouds. There is still a beneficial effect on moods when you go outside.

I never understood the dislike of Winter by some people. Winter is a beautiful time of year and is tied with Summer as my favorite season. I love to ski, but I also just like getting out in the winter for things like hiking, walking the beach by the frozen lake and looking at the ice formations, toboggan and snow tubing, etc. I've even gone out in my car at 2:00AM to have fun driving and sliding in the snow before the snow plows remove the fresh powder (maybe that is strange). I've had sunburn in my face many times after a day of skiing on a sunny day when I forgot sunscreen. There is decent skiing in Western N.Y. and I've had a lot of sunny days on the slopes. Nope, winter is not depressing for me, I look forward to it every year with the same anticipation as waiting for opening day at CP. Living in a place like Florida would actually make me depressed and homesick, especially around the holiday's when the environment can't produce some nice Thomas Kinkade like Christmas snowscapes.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 9:00 PM

It's never a bad day for a run, you're just dressed wrong.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 3:44 PM

And I usually end up shedding most of the extra clothing I'm wearing. I can go in runners shorts and a turtleneck down to about 35 degrees once I'm warmed up. Below that I add tights and a sweatshirt and/or undershirt.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:17 PM

That's hot.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:21 PM

No announcement YET?

Or, for our older viewers:

Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:34 PM

I heard Officer Bar Brady's voice in my head as I read that meme.


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