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Mean Streak to Close September 16th

Remember all those rumors pointing towards Mean Streak getting the RMC treatment? Turns out, they’re likely all true.

Remember all those rumors pointing towards Mean Streak getting the RMC treatment? Turns out, they’re likely all true.

Today, Cedar Point made the announcement that their meanest coaster will be “getting the axe” on September 16th.

This is likely “part 1” of two announcements leading up to the park’s plan for 2017, similar to the transformation of Mantis two years ago. After everyone gets their last rides on the coaster, Cedar Point will reveal their full plan and begin construction immediately.

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Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas (Photo © Maurice Jackson)

What to expect

Mean Streak will likely become taller, faster, and steeper post-conversion. Expect new, comfortable trains, a bright color scheme, and a new name – maybe Iron Streak, or Meaner Streak? To get an idea of what RMC could do with the coaster’s existing layout, watch this amazing No Limits 2 creation by Noah Roth:

I’m more excited for this coaster than any other I’ve anticipated. As I’ve said before, this kind of ride would improve Cedar Point’s lineup, open up the back of the park, and would drastically improve their existing wooden coaster. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Update: Mean Streak Construction Continues

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7 replies on “Mean Streak to Close September 16th”

You’re right, it’s not 100% confirmed that Mean Streak is getting the RMC treatment, but here are a few reasons why I believe that’s what’s going on:

#1 – Remember the stakes that were spotted with RMC written on them? While this could just be a coincidence or a prank, there’s a good chance that it was a survey marker by/for Rocky Mountain Construction.

#2 – In today’s announcement, Cedar Point advertised that they would give Mean Streak “the axe.” If they were merely refurbishing or having GCI retrack the coaster, they would do a more subtle announcement.

Whatever RMC does to Mean Streak, which will be the biggest coaster they’ve conquered so far, I’m sure it will be amazing. And that has me excited.

Thanks for sharing, Ash!

It is a bit sad to think that the park will be taking out one of its only classic roller coasters, but the pros outnumber the cons on this one. Over the past few years, attendance for Mean Streak has continued to decline and I think Cedar Point is finally taking notice and doing something about it.

Also, keep in mind that, as you said, the video I shared is merely someone’s idea of what RMC could do to Mean Streak. We don’t know the details of the new layout, but however it turns out, I’m certain that it will be a vast improvement overall.

Last night, Mean Streak (as we know it) gave its last ride. Cedar Point said nothing about the coaster’s future at the event, so they’re either going to announce RMC Mean Streak later in the year or it’s not coming until 2018. Stay tuned.

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