Over the past few days, construction crews have been hard at work on the now-closed Mean Streak.
Much of the coaster’s track leading out of the station has been taken out, and rust-colored IBox track has arrived on site. This all but confirms Rocky Mountain Construction‘s involvement with the coaster’s future.
Even more notably, a whole section of the lift hill has been completely removed:
This leads to an interesting discussion – will the next generation of Mean Streak feature a steeper lift? If RMC is making the coaster taller, it would be completely logical to change the lift’s incline, leading the track over the turn that it previously went under.
One question that has me puzzled is why Cedar Point is waiting so long to make their announcement. The hype isn’t going to build up much higher than it already has, so why not go ahead and reveal the new coaster? If they’re not planning on opening it until 2018, then why has RMC been on site since this spring?
I suppose this burning question will remain unanswered until Cedar Point actually makes their big move. In the meantime, post your thoughts in the comments section below – why do you think the park is holding off their announcement?