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I think for next season I take one of my polo shirts and have RMC embroidered on it and make a point of taking lots and lots of pictures of structural elements of various coasters, maybe even carry a legal pad with me and take lots of notes. My primary targets: Blue Streak and The Beast. If I make it back to SFSTL I will give The Boss an extra special treatment.

 

When I wear my RMC hoodie (they provided it to me - among other things for being the one who supplied their slogan) to parks I am always asked if I work for them. Nope. Not anymore at least. lol

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I made it out to Cedar Point for the first time (for three days!) this week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), and I don't really see how you guys need the trick to make Mean Streak good. I thoroughly enjoyed it in the back row (13 times), especially when the ride ops turned the trims off for the last train of the night on Thursday. I also enjoy Minebuster, Wild Beast, and Wild Cat though, I guess I just like these rougher woodies.

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Mean Streaks first half when taken at its intended speed is pretty incredible. It's the entire second half after the trim that is a meandering snooze fest.

 

This is my problem with it. I don't mind most rough wooden coasters. The Voyage is my favorite ride I've been on. I've had one trimless ride on Mean Streak and the first half was actually quite fun. But of the 5 or so times I've been on it, I only really had fun for one half of one those rides.

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Alright I'm not trying to complain but the back row on one of the Valravn trains does have a rattle. I mean I've ridden Shivering Timbers and Thunderhawk at MiA over 10 times in a single day, so I'm used to stuff nearly 100 times worse than any B & M rattle, but it is there. I always thought it was just a little vibration after the second drop but you can feel the difference between the back and the second row (of course I didn't look at which train it was).

 

I went on Wednesday this past week and Valravn was almost a walk on (TTD and Gatekeeper were walkons, and I'm not going to lie it felt weird). Great day great operations as always. Oh and Gatekeeper wasn't running a train and maintenance was looking at it. Might be why it was closed? And sorry about the whole Valravn thing it's glass smooth the entire ride but I swear I've felt a rattle before.

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Oh and Gatekeeper wasn't running a train and maintenance was looking at it.

 

I was there too, the ride ops said one of the seatbelts broke.

 

I agree with you that it was oddly empty that day and I enjoyed it, especially as it was one of my first times ever at the park (I drove 8 hours to get there, definitely worth it).

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At this point with no RMC coasters announced for next year, and especially with none going to any Six Flags parks, I think it is clear that RMC will be working overtime through the winter to shoot for a June or July 2017 opening of RMC Mean Streak. I personally am hoping for it to be the first wooden topper track conversion, and perhaps one or two things new or unexpected to show RMC's evolution since first renovating the very similar Texas Giant. Outdoing Goliath and Lightning Rod with either a 70+ mph LSM launch, a slap in the face to Maverick, or an actual 90° vertical drop, a slap in the face to Valravn, would adequately distinguish the coaster even if it does become a steel I-box hybrid rather than a topper track wooden hybrid.

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I got a text saying there's some rather large trucks from Idaho parked across the street from the Castaway Bay lot, can anyone confirm?

 

I'm going to the park tonight.... I'll check.

 

As of 5:20 no trucks from Idaho to be seen.

 

Who from Idaho went to Ohio without me? --it's all in my username

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Oh and Gatekeeper wasn't running a train and maintenance was looking at it.

 

I was there too, the ride ops said one of the seatbelts broke.

 

I agree with you that it was oddly empty that day and I enjoyed it, especially as it was one of my first times ever at the park (I drove 8 hours to get there, definitely worth it).

Scratching my head. How does that work? Have you sort of been there before?

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Oh and Gatekeeper wasn't running a train and maintenance was looking at it.

 

I was there too, the ride ops said one of the seatbelts broke.

 

I agree with you that it was oddly empty that day and I enjoyed it, especially as it was one of my first times ever at the park (I drove 8 hours to get there, definitely worth it).

Scratching my head. How does that work? Have you sort of been there before?

I went for three days, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. Wednesday was my second day.

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I think it is clear that RMC will be working overtime through the winter to shoot for a June or July 2017 opening of RMC Mean Streak.

 

This isn't Six Flags. CP would have it ready on opening day (if construction goes well). While Mean Streak is big and similar to New Texas Giant, I'm just not seeing why everyone thinks it would take a year and a half to finish. NTAG was RMC's very FIRST reprofile. Of course it took longer! Iron Rattler is a big ride too but it didn't take them a year and a half to finish that one.

 

But of course i could be completely wrong and maybe RMC isn't involved at all.

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This isn't Six Flags. CP would have it ready on opening day (if construction goes well). While Mean Streak is big and similar to New Texas Giant, I'm just not seeing why everyone thinks it would take a year and a half to finish. NTAG was RMC's very FIRST reprofile. Of course it took longer!

They also built the Giant in a very small warehouse, like 1500 sq ft or something. Now they have a huge state of the art facility. There's no reason they couldnt finish Mean Streak on time barring any crazy weather.

 

The only thing that's still is an asterisk is CP's announced water park expansion and the fact that Valravn was a major investment just this year. Would Ouimet and Co. invest so heavily in close proximity?

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This isn't Six Flags. CP would have it ready on opening day (if construction goes well). While Mean Streak is big and similar to New Texas Giant, I'm just not seeing why everyone thinks it would take a year and a half to finish. NTAG was RMC's very FIRST reprofile. Of course it took longer!

They also built the Giant in a very small warehouse, like 1500 sq ft or something. Now they have a huge state of the art facility. There's no reasom they couldnt finish Mean Streak on time barring any crazy weather.

 

The only thing that's still is an asterisk is CP's announced water park expansion and the fact that Valravn was a major investment just this year. Would Ouimet and Co. invest so heavily in close proximity?

 

 

2016 they added Valravn. Also spending 23M on the sports Complex which is suppose to be complete by the end of November.

2015 they converted Mantis Coaster from strand up to floorless

2014 added Zamperala Disko, Slingshot, Fling eagle family ride

2013 added Gatekeeper and announced a 60 million over 2 year investment in the resorts

 

They have added a coaster and then converted and themed a coaster the next before. They seem to have plenty of money to spend and are not shy about it.

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Just got off Gemini and noticed a guy wearing an RMC shirt exiting as well. Proof that GEMINI will actually be getting the RMC treatment!

 

Oh, and Maverick was balls to the wall INSANE!! LOVED IT! It was down last time I was here. And Mean Streak really is a great ride using the coasterbill technique!

 

Hybrid Gemini coming to Cedar Point in 2017!

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2016 they added Valravn. Also spending 23M on the sports Complex which is suppose to be complete by the end of November.

2015 they converted Mantis Coaster from strand up to floorless

2014 added Zamperala Disko, Slingshot, Fling eagle family ride

2013 added Gatekeeper and announced a 60 million over 2 year investment in the resorts

 

They have added a coaster and then converted and themed a coaster the next before. They seem to have plenty of money to spend and are not shy about it.

 

Two things, they didn't spend 23 million on the Sports Complex. I want to say 2 million was the amount they put into it, and the initial resort investment came directly from the money they got selling the water park.

 

Sounds like Cedar Point is getting great return on investment lately, with the additional resort upgrades.

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. . .they didn't spend 23 million on the Sports Complex...

 

Ummmm,

 

"Officials broke ground on the first phase of the $23.5 million project this month, "

 

Umm.. I didn't say anything about the total cost, most of which Cedar Point is NOT fronting.

 

"As part of the project, Cedar Point bought the land at 3115 Cleveland Road for $3.5 million, formerly Griffing Sandusky Airport.

 

The project also received $3 million from Sports Force Park for the project ,with the remaining $17 million coming from the countywide bed tax, which is money taxed on patrons staying at hotels in Erie County."

www.portclintonnewsherald.com/story/news/local/2016/09/01/235-million-cedar-point-sports-complex-track/89720094/

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