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.

Related parks

Monday, November 21, 2016 6:52 PM
Schwarzkopf76's avatar

^Sure it can! I mean, I have no idea what it will be... but many woodies have what is called "stacked curves" (not to be confused with stacked trains, ugh!) Notice where Twisted Colossus goes around the superstructure twice (for one track) it used to go around twice with two tracks (4 "circuits" on the footprint, if you will.)

I believe the wooden Mean Streak superstructure is 4 to 6 bents deep in places, plenty of place for new track! If they so choose.

+0
Monday, November 21, 2016 9:23 PM
OhioStater's avatar

Pete said:

Well, the original argument made by someone was that the conversion can't be completed in one off season, which I didn't buy at all.

If the info you have is not construction issues, then why didn't they start construction in Aug. or Sept. of 2017? At the rate this conversion is going, the completed ride would just be sitting through much of the 2017 operating season. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Granted, there have been some drunk RMC workers at local Sandusky bars that have given out little bits of information which I won't repeat here as it was not supposed to be public knowledge, but I hope your source is more reliable than that.

Pete, I don't disagree with you at all that the conversion could be completed in an off-season. It seems silly to even suggest that it couldn't. The reason I have always thought 2018 has nothing to do with what anyone has told me (because who would tell me anyway?), but really mainly two things: 1) Something so grand as the Mean Streak makeover would have been included in the season-pass sale jamboree, and 2) We all have no idea what the scope of the fully completed project is.

If it's planned for 2017 I'll be happy as a clam, because 1) I love clams, and 2) we are also getting Platinum Passes next year for the first time in years due to some Disney time off (until Star Wars is done!).

I just don't for one second understand the marketing strategy of holding off, especially with the possible "holiday push" that could happen with season pass sales. Then again, I never took a class in marketing, so if someone could weigh in with any logical reason to holding off the announcement, I am, in the words of Ross Perot, "all ears".

]

Last edited by OhioStater, Monday, November 21, 2016 9:33 PM
+4Loading
Monday, November 21, 2016 11:14 PM
slithernoggin's avatar

Sprig said:

My post was based on my personal OBSERVATION, not any companies advertisements/forecasts/predictions.

In what way was my MATH wrong?

In the way that a post based on personal "OBSERVATION" is not "MATH" but rather speculation.


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

+2Loading
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:21 AM

I've always erred on the side of caution by predicting the ride will re-open in 18. I look at it this way: If it should happen to be ready any time before I'll be pleasantly surprised and glad to be wrong. If I'm right, then... I'm right. And I won't be the enthusiast seen in October of 17 clinging to the fence gnashing my teeth over some perceived broken promise.

+2Loading
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 5:32 PM

slithernoggin said:

...but rather speculation.

+0
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7:16 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

???

He's used the word correctly. Mahaps he's not the one with the comprehension problem, me thinks.


Website | Flickr | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter | Facebook

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

+0
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7:22 PM

Observation: 1. the action or process of observing something or someone carefully or in order to gain information.

"she was brought into the hospital for observation"

Speculation: 1. the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.

"she was brought into surgery for a lobotomy because tomorrow is always a day away"

Last edited by Sprig, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7:24 PM
+0
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:11 PM
slithernoggin's avatar

Sprig said:

Observation: 1. the action or process of observing something or someone carefully or in order to gain information.

I think there's a difference between someone requiring medical observation (having spent nine days in hospital June last while doctors monitored the bleeding in my brain, I'm familiar with the notion) and someone surfing Internet sites about roller coasters, when it comes to observing something carefully.

Seems to me you're forming a theory without firm evidence.


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

+1Loading
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:26 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

You asked how your 'math', based off of your observations, was wrong. Slithernoggin correctly pointed out that your observations (based off of no actual facts given by the park, RMC, or anything other than what you choose to see and put together) has the end result of speculation, where as math would indicate facts. You have no facts about Mean Streak's opening date, just speculation on what you yourself perceive.

So he isn't using the word wrong, you're using your words wrong. Your incorrect speculation that Mean Streak will open next year is based off of no facts. Only what you speculate will happen based on how you interpret what you see.


Website | Flickr | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter | Facebook

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

+2Loading
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:36 AM
Vater's avatar

Tedious, off-season CoasterBuzz arguments are the best. Reminds me of tedious, year-round arguments on Facebook.

+12Loading
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:26 PM

Vater said:

Tedious, off-season CoasterBuzz arguments are the best...

i've been amused.

i've also been waiting to be taken up on my friendly wager of 6-pack ($20 or less) that it will open by 27 may 2016; despite being told several times how wrong i am about the definition/meaning of every word i type.

unless i happen to be wrong about the definition of "amused" as well...

+0
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:36 PM
Vater's avatar

Sprig said:

i've also been waiting to be taken up on my friendly wager of 6-pack ($20 or less) that it will open by 27 may 2016

I will absolutely take you up on that wager.

Last edited by Vater, Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:38 PM
+5Loading
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:46 PM

Am I too late? I want in, too.

+1Loading
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:52 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

I'll take you up on the wager, and up it by three...


Website | Flickr | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter | Facebook

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

+0
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:06 PM

Vater said:

I will absolutely take you up on that wager.

accepted.

Last edited by Sprig, Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:22 PM
+0
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:06 PM

RCMAC said:

Am I too late? I want in, too.

accepted.

+0
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:08 PM

will only accept another wager from first person i offered (one exception to follow).

+0
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:12 PM

Tekwardo said:

I'll take you up on the wager, and up it by three...

i don't consider that a friendly wager.

if you want, i'll extend one last wager to you specifically/only at the offered $20 or less value.

-----

everyone else is to late.

+0
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:04 PM

Sprig you may want to reread your post about waiting for someone to accept your wager. So far you're out $60 worth of adult beverages.


But then again, what do I know?

+2Loading
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:12 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

I'm in for $20.

PM me for my address, and I expect my $20 or drinks within the week.

Last edited by Tekwardo, Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:13 PM

Website | Flickr | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter | Facebook

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

+1Loading

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2022, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...