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P. 1989: Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!

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We just drove though absolute madness getting to the park. Without doubt the most torrential rain I've ever experienced. We were totally confused when they wouldn't let us onto the causeway, and I didn't even put 2&2 together. Got to Breakers Express and checked in, the lady behind the desk was at the park when the storm hit and said she literally thought she might die.

 

No nighttime rides for us this trip. Oh well, time for a beer run!! Hope they get things up and running for tomorrow.

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^^Woah, very weird... I just got done watching that for the first time about 10 minutes ago. It's from 2011, but shows a lot of cool things that I never knew about the park.

 

A couple of lines that I found funny from that:

 

"Dragster is a star attraction. It has to open at 10."- We all know it never does

 

"We have to repair this section of track at a much quicker pace. We want to have Mean Streak opened with the park so our guests can enjoy it."- Enjoy? More like wince in pain from it. Except for coasterbill who is screaming "One more lap!"

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We're gonna make the best of our vacation time and do a road trip within a road trip to King's Island tomorrow. Fingers crossed for Tues. Watching local Sandusky news right now - ho. lee. crap. - what a MESS!

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The storm took out Mean Streak, right?

 

Mean Streak is far too mean to yield for some dumb little storm. Remember, the more enthusiasts complain, the meaner the streak becomes. Don't say I didn't warn you. Mean Streak opens for another glorious day of family fun tomorrow morning at 10AM sharp.

Yeah, I'll have more to say about this when I type up my TR, hopefully tomorrow, but your Mean Streak trick worked perfectly. I heard a bunch of people behind me groaning in pain, while I enjoyed my ride in the front seat, leaning forward, laughing and smiling all the way.

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The park is closed all day today - Monday, because of the storm yesterday. Lot's of power poles down on the causeway. This is the second time in the past 3 years that the park has been closed post Coastermania. They're hoping to be open on Tuesday, but that doesn't help me.

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The storm took out Mean Streak, right?

 

Mean Streak is far too mean to yield for some dumb little storm. Remember, the more enthusiasts complain, the meaner the streak becomes. Don't say I didn't warn you. Mean Streak opens for another glorious day of family fun tomorrow morning at 10AM sharp.

Yeah, I'll have more to say about this when I type up my TR, hopefully tomorrow, but your Mean Streak trick worked perfectly. I heard a bunch of people behind me groaning in pain, while I enjoyed my ride in the front seat, leaning forward, laughing and smiling all the way.

 

Glad to hear it!

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The park is closed all day today - Monday, because of the storm yesterday. Lot's of power poles down on the causeway. This is the second time in the past 3 years that the park has been closed post Coastermania. They're hoping to be open on Tuesday, but that doesn't help me.
look at the last few pages, we know lol
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I laughed at them saying "dragster has to open by 10" usually even if its fully working its still not open at 10 due to them starting testing late.

 

There is another line later on about "you don't want to get a reputation for rides not opening on time". Sad to say they totally have that reputation mostly because of Top Thrill Dragster and Mean Streak. Mean Streak they no longer even try to open with the park in the morning and it does not even run the entire season, they either close it early so it does not run during Haunt or open it several weeks into the season.

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Let's be honest, the only people sad when Mean Streak doesn't open at 10 is probably Mean Streak Henry and Bill. I don't think we see many people sprinting to it first.

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Let's be honest, the only people sad when Mean Streak doesn't open at 10 is probably Mean Streak Henry and Bill. I don't think we see many people sprinting to it first.

 

True, but most of the video is about trying to make sure Top Thrill Dragster and Mean Streak open with the park in the morning. But then I would not be sad to just see Mean Streak torn down.

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It's nice to see that they extended the use of those tickets purchased for the closed days to not only the rest of Cedar Point's 2016 operating season but to Michigan's Adventure and King's Island, as well. That really helps cover a wide geographical region, allowing people who potentially can't make it back to CP the option to visit one of the other parks instead so the tickets don't completely go to waste.

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I laughed at them saying "dragster has to open by 10" usually even if its fully working its still not open at 10 due to them starting testing late.

 

There is another line later on about "you don't want to get a reputation for rides not opening on time". Sad to say they totally have that reputation mostly because of Top Thrill Dragster and Mean Streak. Mean Streak they no longer even try to open with the park in the morning and it does not even run the entire season, they either close it early so it does not run during Haunt or open it several weeks into the season.

 

That's not true at all. It ran all year last season. It just opened late this year and closed early a few years ago because of a fire that was probably set by some whiny enthusiast but as always... Mean Streak prevailed and has continued to piss off enthusiasts to this very day.

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Mean Streak has opened on time every season besides this one. It closed early in 2010 and 2011 both bc they wanted to do extensive track work on the ride. The fire was from them doing said track work and it just looked like it closed early for the fire bc it happend the Monday or Tuesday after we closed for good the prior Sunday. I was on the crew trust me lol

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