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Sooo we're looking at minimum 4 inversions, and (hate to be the rain on the parade of speculation) probably 200-230 feet and around 80 mph, long ride....in true CP fashion this will be the biggest, baddest RMC without doubt. I've seen some pics taken from Coastermania and they are absolutely insane. This thing needs to be completed asap

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Check out this amazing photo compliments of Dave Morgan!! 

I feel bad because this is all I post about lately but no... if a park has the ability to open and there's demand and they choose to stay closed then they're dumb. Period. Be creative and figure it ou

Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

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I love that this is turning out to be a wacky, cartoonized version of the old Mean Streak. It's hardly going to look much different from afar. Riding this thing is going to be a world apart from its predecessor, though!

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Everything is a walk on right now due to weather in the area, if anyone is wondering!

 

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The profile of that drop makes it look like this could be the first RMC with a totally vertical drop?

 

As this has been pointed out before. . . Yes. We are most likely looking at a vertical drop.

This is the most insane coaster I have ever seen made. I feel we might be looking at something MORE special than just a vertical drop. If it launches, I would guess it will roll at the crest of the hill, and when it levels out, it will hit vertical, then continue to the bottom of the drop.

 

That is my speculation of today over.

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We're taking day off today to relax and meet friends from Cleveland (hate we don't get to see you Phil!)

Back to park tomorrow.

 

Having a great time despite maverick's frustration-- seriously went down MULTIPLE times when we were litterally two trains away. Several different times. Still have gotten multiple rides in.

 

Oh and EVERY coaster. Even wilderness run. Was ert for adults during cm so bill and I rode. Lol

 

Zo -- you must have been on 10am cruise w us. Too bad we didn't get to say hi

 

But did spend 8 or so hours w tbpony &a her mom Dianne during day of cm. What fabulous people!

 

Also bumped into Aimee and her hubby Gordon at breakers on thurs night and spent last night in bar with them and others until 2am having a blast (she brought out a cheese plate from her room) LOL

 

So trip report in the next week. TONS of photos. We're having a blast. If you didn't say hi to us. Why not!!!!!

 

BBQ & brews was great too. The chocolate beer and the apple pie cider were my favorites

Bert

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Video update by Coasterbob62 on Youtube.

Are those the famous mayflies seen at about the 4:50 mark?

I was planning a June trip there next year, but may wait until mid July...lol

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Having a great time despite maverick's frustration-- seriously went down MULTIPLE times when we were litterally two trains away. Several different times. Still have gotten multiple rides in. But did spend 8 or so hours w tbpony & her mom Dianne during day of cm. What fabulous people!

 

Thanks Bert, we had an absolute blast spending basically the entire day with you and Bill! I'm still laughing at some of our hilarious rides together and park experiences that day. And crying about the painful breakdowns at Maverick. My face dropped after waiting out the breakdowns and we were 2nd to load and I realized the ride op wasn't joking when he said they weren't actually loading the ride yet, but instead they were ratcheting the restraints for what felt like 400 more cycles. We weren't going to budge from the line, though! Mom wants to do CM next year so hopefully we can meet up again then... hint, hint!

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Are those the famous mayflies seen at about the 4:50 mark?

 

I'm surprised there are any left. I thought Brit and I inadvertently ate all of them while riding Millennium Force in the front row.

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Video update by Coasterbob62 on Youtube.

Are those the famous mayflies seen at about the 4:50 mark?

I was planning a June trip there next year, but may wait until mid July...lol

 

Thanks for the great video. This ride is going to be insane. I can't wait to take a ride on the New Mean Streak. Unlike some RMC conversions, it looks like they are using close to all the existing structure and track length. I would not be surprised if the new ride is longer than the old one.

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Construction is moving at such a quick pace. I didn't realize until I watched the video that cross beams were already in place for the midcourse brake run, and what looks like the return section on the North side of the drop. And did you all notice all the wood and track waiting to be installed at the 7:32 mark? I think we are going to see a lot of transformation in the coming week!

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Are those the famous mayflies seen at about the 4:50 mark?
OMG that's awful. It looked like snow for a moment!

 

The element at 3:09 keeps looking cooler and cooler.

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Are those the famous mayflies seen at about the 4:50 mark?

 

I'm surprised there are any left. I thought Brit and I inadvertently ate all of them while riding Millennium Force in the front row.

 

And I thought Thorpe Park was bad will all its small flies, but if it is FAMOUS, it must be bad.

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What you see comes from the cottonwood trees. It was pretty thick during the weekend. Although, the muffle-heads were starting to come out in the evenings. They normally are very bad during Coastermania, but seemed to be delayed this year. Yes, they taste like chicken...

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I've got to be honest, I really don't mind the muffleheads or mayflies. They don't bite and they're apparently a sign of a healthy lake. Given the algae blooms they've been dealing with the real concern would be if they weren't currently invading the peninsula.

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I bought a couple of buffs from REI specifically because of reading about muffleheads on this forum. The park wasn't open late enough for night rides but we saw plenty of them coming back from dinner in Sandusky.

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Hi I am not sure about when it might happen, however I did see a tweet that mentioned this fall for Halloweekends. I think it could be possible since, they have a lot done. The other thing that gives me the idea is that they shut down mean streak and buried it in the fall. It would be cool kind of have like a resurrection around the same time a year later. Who knows I would love that since I will be out there Columbus Day weekend like last year.

 

If you made me make a bet I would say were in for a 2018 opening like most people. But with all the progress that has been happening lately a Halloweekend may have a distance chance. They could announce it and plug 2018 season passes that include one Halloweekend visit in 2017 to try out the new beast in attempt to get some more sales if they could open it this fall.

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A total stranger tweeted out that his buddy is on Intagram and this buddy well he kinda knows someone who he says wrote on LinkedIn that Cedar Point's going to smash the old Mean Streak's "world's strongest trims" record on the first drop, which is such a cool reveal that they're saving it for last, and that it'll be an even harder-hitting set of trims this time around. #MorePlausibleThanTwoDuelingCoasters #NotHappening

 

The ride looks great. My thanks to everybody who took & shared awesome pictures from this past week.

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