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^Other than us and other roller coaster enthusiast communities, I would assume none of the general public knows, or cares, about what is going on with Mean Streak at this point in time. Which to me I completely don't understand because I am freaking giddy over what this ride is going to be and for people to not care to me is insane especially considering the potential of such a monumental makeover. How are people so clueless or careless about something so awesome? I mean it's a physical RIDE that you get to go on and do insane stuff you could never do anywhere else! HOW could you NOT be anxious like I am!?!?!?

 

This kind of stuff is what reminds me that I truly am a coaster nerd, no matter how old I get. I also bought my first Coaster Dynamix set and felt like it was Christmas when I got it in the mail. It was more exciting to me than buying a new car. I took videos and photos once I was done and people at work looked at me like I was insane. Apparently I don't come off as "that type" to folks I know LOL.

 

Why is this even still being discussed?

 

Transfers in front of the station and and were never new.

 

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I'm not allowed to talk about the specific pieces shown in the photo? And I acknowledged the transfers in front of the station as always being there, while being rather unique and somewhat odd. I'm struggling to understand what you're getting at. I just felt like if they MOVED the transfers behind the station they would have more room to do something interesting with the pre-lift.

 

Thanks.

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Ok...I'm confused.

 

I just don't understand the approach they are taking on the marketing of the new mean streak( or whatever they decide to call it). They should at the very least, have some kind of teaser. Maybe a video on social media about "something is coming ", or along those lines. Even a billboard in front of the ride with some kind of tease like they do with other coasters.

 

It's no secret what's happening to mean streak, so why not build the suspense a little? I get that they are adding a couple of water slides next summer, but they could at least put something out there without giving too much away. I think they are missing a great opportunity here.

 

Just my 2 cents.

 

You mean like having a closing ceremony for the ride and burial procession led by a character with the initials RMC?

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Why is this even still being discussed?

 

Transfers in front of the station are and were never new.

 

?

 

I'm not allowed to talk about the specific pieces shown in the photo? And I acknowledged the transfers in front of the station as always being there, while being rather unique and somewhat odd. I'm struggling to understand what you're getting at. I just felt like if they MOVED the transfers behind the station they would have more room to do something interesting with the pre-lift.

 

Thanks.

I am saying that it's not unique, whatsoever. Transfers have been in the front of many stations built before and after Mean Streak. They're probably not moving it to save money on a new transfer house.

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Omg guys it's going to be themed after a construction zone!!!1!

It will only operate at night, at the top of the lift the coaster will stop while you wait for the guy that has to hold the stop sign to turn the sign around, and if it goes through the layout too fast then everyone gets fined afterwards.

 

In all seriousness though, I love the ways that Tony Clark responds to the enthusiasts asking why there's track on site.

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You just answered your own question. Cedar Point has to deal with high winds much more frequently than other parks do because of their location. It gets incredibly windy there.

I know your comment is awhile back, but apparently the employees are also used to the cold. I was talking to a ride-op for Blue Streak right after he got off his shift (he was wearing shorts in 46 degree weather, wouldn't you stop him?), and he said that it's been as cold as 25 degrees and he was still able to wear shorts. When I asked how, he simply replied with "It's because I'm working".

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Random question but does anyone know what rides have given over a million rides so far this year? I'm assuming Gatekeeper, Millennium, Raptor, Rougarou, Magnum, and probably Valravn?

 

Sky Ride has. They had their "1 Million Rides, Keep it Rolling" sign up when we were there on Labor Day weekend. You're probably right on all of those and you can confidently add CP&LE Railroad to the list too. The only ones we actually noticed the signs on were Sky Ride, Millennium Force and Gatekeeper.

 

I expect Raptor and Rougarou to be way down since they lost Early Entry (and Rougarou lost Haunt Fridays) but 1 million is easy for them. Iron Dragon may not make it for the first time between losing Early Entry, adding VR and being down to 2 trains for the last few years.

 

Does anyone know where Dragster and Maverick are? They usually cut it close.

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I don't know but it's totally artwork of Gemini with oversized B&M track laying over both tracks and an oversized PTC train that's huge compared to the catwalks (because it's Gemini). I'm not here to critique abstract drawings in advertisements but this is pretty funny. Why Gemini?

 

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Random question but does anyone know what rides have given over a million rides so far this year? I'm assuming Gatekeeper, Millennium, Raptor, Rougarou, Magnum, and probably Valravn?

 

Sky Ride has. They had their "1 Million Rides, Keep it Rolling" sign up when we were there on Labor Day weekend. You're probably right on all of those and you can confidently add CP&LE Railroad to the list too. The only ones we actually noticed the signs on were Sky Ride, Millennium Force and Gatekeeper.

 

I expect Raptor and Rougarou to be way down since they lost Early Entry (and Rougarou lost Haunt Fridays) but 1 million is easy for them. Iron Dragon may not make it for the first time between losing Early Entry, adding VR and being down to 2 trains for the last few years.

 

Does anyone know where Dragster and Maverick are? They usually cut it close.

 

That's awesome the Sky Ride hit one million that early. Ours at GADV just hit one million about a week ago but I guess that's expected since CP destroys GADV Ride operations. So far only Nitro, Toro, and the Sky Ride have done one million.

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:lol: I don't know but it's totally artwork of Gemini with oversized B&M track laying over both tracks and an oversized PTC train that's huge compared to the catwalks (because it's Gemini). I'm not here to critique abstract drawings in advertisements but this is pretty funny. Why Gemini?

 

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Don't know why CP Rundown would be worried about this. Hell, there's an entire montage of this chunked-up Gemini playing for about a minute and a half during the Platinum Pass promos in the queue TVs.

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:lol: I don't know but it's totally artwork of Gemini with oversized B&M track laying over both tracks and an oversized PTC train that's huge compared to the catwalks (because it's Gemini). I'm not here to critique abstract drawings in advertisements but this is pretty funny. Why Gemini?

 

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I've seen the same animation on FunTV at Valleyfair and Worlds of Fun, probably doesn't mean anything.

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