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Thursday, July 8, 2010 3:23 PM
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The Mean Streak, when it first opened (in 1991, NOT 1992, and forward) was an excellent ride. It was wimpy compared to its 'brother' the Texas Giant, but was still a very fast, smooth ride. From the 3rd drop (which has been reprofiled to remove any 'uplift forces') to the block break was some of the best coaster track anywhere - at the time.

It's not surprising to me that it was in the top 10 - not only b/c it was a great ride, but also being at CP (even in 1991) seems to push up their ratings. This was also at a time when Timber Wolf was at #1, GA Cyclone was close behind, and Texas Giant was a force to be reckoned with. Again, this was the opening year of the ride(s) mentioned, by the time 92-93 came round, they were all heavily tamed, and getting VERY rough.


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Thursday, July 8, 2010 3:28 PM
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Remember the days when Mean Streak looked so HUGE? I mean, yeah, Magnum is bigger, but all of that wood in MS just made it look so intimidating.

These days, it's still very pretty, but not as "mean" looking.


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Thursday, July 8, 2010 4:03 PM
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^Yeah! It was the talk of the Point, big time. That was the first summer I worked there, and there were warnings to be careful driving along Perimeter Road, as everyone was 'looking at that new ride'.


Billy
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Thursday, July 8, 2010 4:14 PM
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Holiday World experienced the same thing with Voyage. Though, I'm not sure they have what most people would call traffic.


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Thursday, July 8, 2010 4:15 PM
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Aha, I found it. It was Theme Parks Magazine that had Mean Streak at #9 in 2006, not Golden Ticket. I knew it was fairly recent because I remembered it was during my season pass era. There was a giant banner on the ride announcing its accomplishment. I also remember being shocked because MS was already pretty atrocious four years ago.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 4:18 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Inside Track is the magazine I was quoting from 1993.


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Thursday, July 8, 2010 4:34 PM
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OMG...Inside Track! I used to love that publication. Shame all the subscribers got screwed.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 5:13 PM
Jeff's avatar

I vaguely remember that "controversy." Be wary of anyone in the amusement business trying to sell you media, I always say. Unless it's CoasterBuzz, of course. ;)


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Thursday, July 8, 2010 6:07 PM
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birdhombre said:
Aha, I found it. It was Theme Parks Magazine that had Mean Streak at #9 in 2006, not Golden Ticket. I knew it was fairly recent because I remembered it was during my season pass era. There was a giant banner on the ride announcing its accomplishment.

Yep. Proof that the parks will cite anything to sell themselves. (photo)


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Thursday, July 8, 2010 6:44 PM

That photo is funny because it looks like only 8 people are riding what is called the "top ten best wooden rollercoasters.


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Thursday, July 8, 2010 7:01 PM
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I've ridden Voyage with fewer riders...not exactly sure what your point is ;)

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 7:09 PM
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I understood his point. I can't recall a full train of riders an time I have ever rode MS.

That banner should be an embarrassment to the park, imho.


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Thursday, July 8, 2010 8:20 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

I've ridden Mean Streak with full trains many times.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 8:22 PM
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I've only ridden it twice, and though I didn't really wait in line, the trains were full.


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Thursday, July 8, 2010 8:24 PM
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Mamoosh said:
I've ridden Mean Streak with full trains many times.

What were they full of? ;)


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Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:57 PM
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I had my first kiss in a public place on Mean Streak. (Ahh, the memories.)


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Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:57 PM

Ouch!


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Thursday, July 8, 2010 10:20 PM
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We both had to go to the oral surgeon the next day, to replace our broken teeth and get stitches in our lips. ;)


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Friday, July 9, 2010 12:07 AM

Just hope neither one of you had braces. ;)


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Monday, July 12, 2010 5:59 PM
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Some slightly interesting movement this week. Griffon held on to making the cut, and hasn't changed position.


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