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

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I was at the opening of Mean Streak and hated it from day one - VERY disapointing for the world's tallest woodie at the time - so I completely agree up until THIS YEAR that the ride would just disapear.

 

Now that the Texas Giant is starting to take shape - IF the new ride delivers, I would think CP would retro fit MS.

 

If it doesn't - then I'm sure CF will give MS the same fate as Hercules (another complete disapointment) - so patience young grasshopper - something is bound to happen to MS sooner or later.

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Actually I make lots of jokes but I don't think Mean Streak is half as bad as people say. I don't think it is half as good as it could/should be either. There are WAY rougher coasters. My biggest criticism actually just lies in the fact that it is slow, sluggish, and without a single ounce of airtime (unless you count being bounced out of your seat).

 

I would still rather ride Mean Streak than over half the coasters in the park.

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There are WAY rougher coasters. My biggest criticism actually just lies in the fact that it is slow, sluggish, and without a single ounce of airtime (unless you count being bounced out of your seat).

 

Agreed. In my opinion the trims are what makes this a poor coaster, I never found it too rough.

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So instead of TAER IT DOWN! we get BRUN IT DOWN!!!

 

Trogdor tried to burninate Mean Streak, but Dangeresque Too: This Time It's Not Dangeresque One came just in the nick of time. Look's like he's going to have to juuuuuummmmpppp!!!

 

For the H*R reference, you win 50 glasses of melonade.

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I didn't used to think Mean Streak was that bad...then I rode much better woodies at Hershey and Knoebels, and my eyes were opened.

 

It's obvious that this coaster's time has come, just another failed Summers/Dinn venture that has a lot of negative public opinion behind it. I'll even go as far to say that this fire was a message from god..."Tear this unholy SOB down, and get GCI on the phone, PRONTO!"

 

OK, maybe not, but still...they should consider replacing this one.

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Agreed. In my opinion the trims are what makes this a poor coaster, I never found it too rough.

 

I can't remember if it was last season or the one before that, but I remember the trims being gone for a short period of time and the difference in roughness and speed was apparent. That being said there still wasn't really any airtime to be found. The laterals were okay though. As the coaster runs now it is just very bland and definitely not as rough as people claim.

 

I didn't used to think Mean Streak was that bad...then I rode much better woodies at Hershey and Knoebels, and my eyes were opened.

 

It's obvious that this coaster's time has come, just another failed Summers/Dinn venture that has a lot of negative public opinion behind it. I'll even go as far to say that this fire was a message from god..."Tear this unholy SOB down, and get GCI on the phone, PRONTO!"

 

OK, maybe not, but still...they should consider replacing this one.

 

There are much better woodies at many more places than just Hershey and Knoebels. Heck there is a much better woody at the front of the same park. That alone doesn't spell out a death warrant. The ride will see it's final days when Cedar Point decides they NEED that space for something different. You said yourself that you didn't think it was that bad until you started riding other woodies, but you have to remember that the majority of the people visiting CP haven't the coaster counts we have. What do you think Cedar Point cares more about millions of people that make up the general public or a few thousand "enthusiasts?"

 

As nice as it would be I really don't see CP tearing out Mean Streak to put in a different woody. Yeah we would know the difference but would your average Joe Schmoe that visits once a year or every couple of years know it, or would they just see another wood coaster sitting in place of the last one they hated.

 

That being said I would trade Mean Streak for a CGI any day.

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Now that I've stuck up for Mean Streak I'll point out the fact that even my 11 year old son knows to make fun of it!

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There are much better woodies at many more places than just Hershey and Knoebels. Heck there is a much better woody at the front of the same park. That alone doesn't spell out a death warrant. The ride will see it's final days when Cedar Point decides they NEED that space for something different. You said yourself that you didn't think it was that bad until you started riding other woodies, but you have to remember that the majority of the people visiting CP haven't the coaster counts we have. What do you think Cedar Point cares more about millions of people that make up the general public or a few thousand "enthusiasts?"

 

As nice as it would be I really don't see CP tearing out Mean Streak to put in a different woody. Yeah we would know the difference but would your average Joe Schmoe that visits once a year or every couple of years know it, or would they just see another wood coaster sitting in place of the last one they hated.

 

That being said I would trade Mean Streak for a CGI any day.

 

^ Very good point.

 

I was just being dramatic anyway. I tend to do that.

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My wife and I thought Mean Streak was pretty good when it first opened. People would come off the ride with big smiles. We rode it 10 times in a row the 2nd year it was open. It was smooth enough that you could do it that many times without getting banged up. It was never a big airtime ride except in just a couple places.

 

When we rode it last year it didn't beat us up but my kids thought it was too slow.

 

Jim

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Sooooooo... stepping away from the three pages of Mean Streak (how is it that this thread always manages to make pages upon pages of non-discussion? Weird...), I thought I'd share a few thoughts about Halloweekends from Sunday the 26th.

 

As always, the crowds were pretty light. Most rides were a walk-on or close to it most of the day (although Maverick's wait did get up to an hour, a testament to its popularity, I guess, especially since TTD and MF had VERY short waits all day...), but of course, this being Halloweekends and all, there were lines throughout the day for the houses. I had never done them before, and I actually found them all to be 'decent' at best. Happy Jacks was my personal favorite, not because of the scares, but because there were some really 'cool' things in there, and fantastic actors. The Asylum was decent, but there really wasn't much to it. On a side note, there was virtually no one at Club Blood. Maybe it's because people forget that it's there, or every person at CP that day was on Team Jacob. I cannot give you an accurate conclusion.

 

So, overall I prefer the outdoor attractions (at least I did last year...) and I do appreciate the lack of gore. Gore is not my thing. And although the houses aren't the best, I still found them worth checking out.

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I really need to find a good day to go. I'm planning on a Saturday since that is when I am not busy. I was planning next week, but it is looking to be a little too chilly. Man, this October and September weather. We just had some nice days and now these gross days coming in? I really haven't been to CP on a cold day. Does it really get ruined when you go on a day during the day in the 50's? I know less crowds will be there, but I rather wait another 10 minutes than be very cold.

 

Man, do I sound like a Cedar Point newbie when I'm not at all.

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^Good luck with the Saturdays. I would rather wear gloves than have to wait 2 hours for anything. I actually find it fun when it's cold out. It's... different. And having lived in Cleveland my whole life, I guess I'm used to it. But if you could find a way to go on a Friday, it is worth it. It is eerie walking through the park and the scarezones with virtually no one there.

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I've never done a Friday night. I've always been curious. I'll do one or two Saturdays every year and have done dozens and dozens of Sundays.

 

Anybody have any predictions on what the best remaining Halloweekends days will be? I'm going to CP one more time this season, and really want the odds in my favor, for my trip in August the crowds were brutal.

 

If you thought August crowds were brutal don't show up on a Saturday during Halloweekends. I promise you it's bad. Possibly their six busiest days of the year. Sundays are the complete opposite though. You will have zero problem getting through the whole park even with the shortened eight hour operating schedule. That being said if you want to experience the outdoor scare zones they are not open on Sundays, but if you are just going for coasters that's not an issue.

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I know they used to do the one Sunday a year and I remember seeing something about the 10th but I guess I just assumed that was their "one" sunday a year again. Awesome to know they are gonna be open. I'm kind of assuming that they will open at six or something. Have you heard?

 

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Oh and one of these days I wouldn't mind tracking you down and meeting up at least briefly. I see you on here enough. It would be nice to put a face to a name.

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I was thinking the same time, so we'll have to see how CP handles this. I would hate if the zones are only open for an hour, you wait in line for Cornstalkers for that hour, then they say goodbye .

 

 

Unfortunately I won't be back up to CP until closing weekend, but let me know If your there.

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I went specifically on a Saturday so I could check out the out door stuff. All the houses had pretty decent sized lines. On Sunday's the lines will be a lot shorter and I will be visiting on several Sunday's through the remainder of the season. So it seemed silly to wait through a long line when I'll have opportunities to practically just walk in to these houses later. So I haven't checked out the new house yet.

 

Back on the subject of Mean Streak. I have an 11 year old who is a budding enthusiast. He tells me that he spends all day watching "PVO's!" I don't care how many times I've corrected him there he keeps getting that one wrong. Anyways I pick him up for dinner the other night and he asked me if Mean Streak burnt down. It just seemed kind of surreal that my kid is now reading some of these sites and picking up on info like this. Out of curiosity I asked him to rank Mean Streak vs other coasters at the park. This is what he came up with.

 

1. Top Thrill Dragster

2. Millennium Force

3. Magnum

4. Maverick

5. Gemini

6. Raptor

7. Mantis

8. Wicked Twister

9. Mean Streak

10. Blue Streak

11. Iron Dragon

12. Disaster Transport

13. Corkscrew

14. Wildcat

15. Mine Ride

16. Woodstock Express

17. Jr. Gemini

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I went specifically on a Saturday so I could check out the out door stuff. All the houses had pretty decent sized lines. On Sunday's the lines will be a lot shorter and I will be visiting on several Sunday's through the remainder of the season. So it seemed silly to wait through a long line when I'll have opportunities to practically just walk in to these houses later. So I haven't checked out the new house yet.

 

Back on the subject of Mean Streak. I have an 11 year old who is a budding enthusiast. He tells me that he spends all day watching "PVO's!" I don't care how many times I've corrected him there he keeps getting that one wrong. Anyways I pick him up for dinner the other night and he asked me if Mean Streak burnt down. It just seemed kind of surreal that my kid is now reading some of these sites and picking up on info like this. Out of curiosity I asked him to rank Mean Streak vs other coasters at the park. This is what he came up with.

 

1. Top Thrill Dragster

2. Millennium Force

3. Magnum

4. Maverick

5. Gemini

6. Raptor

7. Mantis

8. Wicked Twister

9. Mean Streak

10. Blue Streak

11. Iron Dragon

12. Disaster Transport

13. Corkscrew

14. Wildcat

15. Mine Ride

16. Woodstock Express

17. Jr. Gemini

 

Why no love for Jr. Gemini?

 

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