I just returned from Cedar Point, and after riding Mean Streak I have to wonder why so many people here have such a problem with it. I read posts all the time that Mean Streak is too rough and that it has uncomfortable trains. When I went on the ride, I did not feel that it was rough at all, and that the trains were pretty much standard issue woodie trains. Granted it wasn't an excellent ride but it wasn't bad by any means. So, would anyone like to explain their opinions on this ride??
Jan Frederick, I know what you mean as I am spoiled by Ghostrider, which has a lot more interesting layout than Mean Streak. But the layout is all that I was dissapointed in about Mean Streak. As for those trims on the first drop...I have to give you that one!
I think i'd rather ride Mean Streak than SOB. But MS i'd don't really bother that much to ride it when i go to CP for a couple a day. I rather ride Blue Streak last seat to get some heavy airtime! ----------------- "Fly like the American Eagle"
Perhaps it would be best if I started by saying that Mean Streak was my fav woodie after riding it on my first CP trip. I even used it as my screensaver for almost 2 years. Riding it again this year, I felt it was a little rough, but that wasn't really the problem. My issue with MS was ALL those brakes, down the FIRST drop. I know alot of people are saying "but it was tearing the trackwork apart." I would respond, but this is a family-oriented site. All I'll say is that fast coasters with lots of laterals and turns WILL do that to the tracks. But if anyone can afford to pay people to keep working on the tracks, it's CP. HW manages to pay Jeff H. to keep Raven and Legend running FULL-BORE, why does MS have to be full-snore? ----------------- rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
I liked Mean Streak, but I admit to also being a bit jaded by Ghostrider, and for that matter, Tremors. I love CCI coasters whole hog, so I tend to see weaknesses in other designers. It is obvious favoritism on my part, but it is indeed how I feel. I did love Mean Streak the first time I rode it, and have yet to ride it within the last year and a half. I don't know how much the weather has changed it, but I imagine with the extreme Ohio winters and CP's lack of care towards it, it could be quite horrendous. I hope they might step up and save the ride, and cut out the trims altogether. Make the coaster live up to its name.
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MEAN STREAK IS A PRETTY SMOOTH RIDE IF YOU DON'T SIT IN THE BACK SEAT OF ANY CAR. I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST THE FRONT SEAT THAT IS SMOOTH, BUT I TESTED OTHER SEATS WHILE I WAS LAST OUT THERE AND THEY WEREN'T HALF BAD. TEST MY OBSERVATION OUT AND YOU WILL SEE. I DO AGREE WITH ALL THE BRAKES. MEAN STREAK USE TO BE A KICK BUTT RIDE BUT IT SOMETIMES BARELY MAKES IT AROUND THE SECOND AND THIRD HILLS NOW. CAN WE SAY ROLLBACK!!!!!!
I dont think it's necessarily too rough, but just isnt that fun with all the trim work. If the REAL reason for the trims is because it was tearing itself apart, i suggest everyone go ride GhostRider before it sees the same fate. There are NO noticeable trims on that coaster and it maintains top speed most of the track. ----------------- My other car is a Giovanola!
What, onyl three times in a row? What's wrong with you, B&M, Mean Streak deserves at least five times in a row ;) It really is a great ride, and my personal favorite at Cedar Point. I don't really mind when people knock it or don't ride it, cause the queue is shorter than for me :)