Mean Streak Gets Some TLC

Mean Streak, the infamously rough wooden coaster at Cedar Point was the recipient of a reportedly significant rehab during the off season.

The park blog reports:

“We all know Mean Streak does not share the reputation of Raptor or Millennium Force for being the smoothest ride in the park. Mean Streak is built to give you that classic “out-of-control” feeling made famous by wooden coasters.

Every year, our maintenance team works hard to keep up with re-tracking Mean Streak and keeping the ride as smooth as possible. This year, they’ve gone above and beyond. Some of our rides managers who have been at the park since Mean Streak opened in 1991, are saying it’s as smooth – and as fun as it ever has been before.

I rode Mean Streak myself last week – and I have to agree. The ride is running great! As proof, check out our brand-new POV of the wooden giant.”

Check out the onride video below:

The coaster opened in 1991 and is a product of the Dinn Corporation.

Have you ridden Mean Streak this season? Can you tell a difference? Share in the comments section below.


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5 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    I was at the Point this past week. I got to Breakers about 4 pm Monday and headed to the park about 5.

    I got a couple rides on Mean Streak. The first was nothing to write home about, but there was no significant line, so I went back for a ride in the front seat. Coming over the top of the lift hill, I saw the trims were wide open. Nah, it couldn’t be. I was expecting them to clamp, but they didn’t. I let out a scream like no other. The first half of that ride was phenomenal. I’m sure the mid-course brake run slowed us down some, but I just remember riding it untamed like it was meant to be. I asked the guy running it and he said he was doing it randomly.

    I also got a ride on Magnum where the trim before the turnaround was off. I asked and the ride op said one of the trains was running a bit slow. The mid-course brake run on Raptor was either off or very light as well for a lot of my rides.

    Friday I bought a Fast Lane to do some power riding before I left. Between 7 and 10 that night I got eight rides on MF, four on Maverick and two on Dragster. Definitely worth the $55 for me.

  2. Steve says:

    I saw they also installed a lot of gauge adjustments around the track. Timber Wolf, another Dinn, has them as well.

  3. Nick says:

    Thanks for the report Steve. Mean Streak could ride as smooth as glass but that still wouldn’t fix the uninspiring layout. If the trims were off like you said it might actually make it more interesting. 14 rides on major coasters in 3 hours? That’s impressive!

  4. RCT Pro says:

    Well, it sounds like Mean Streak won’t get a Texas Giant treatment if they give the ride some deserved TLC. Cedar Fair actually cares about their rides and rehabs them instead of just replacing them. My respect for CF management has gone up again, and the 2013 coaster, they may have lost the tie but they have the quality will be superior to SFMM’s.

  5. Nick says:

    I agree RCT Pro, I don’t see Mean Streak going anywhere anytime soon with the amount of work and money they’ve put into it lately. When portion of it caught on fire a few years ago would have been the opportune time to knock it down.

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