It’s that time of year: Construction is in full swing, leaks and teasers are circulating at a breakneck pace, and amusement parks are set to reveal their new additions in a matter of days. This year, Cedar Fair is making their 2018 announcements on August 16th, which happens to be National Roller Coaster Day. At their first quarter earnings call, the chain confirmed that they will be adding four new roller coasters in 2018, and with the amount of development going on, we can expect a major addition to Cedar Point, Kings Dominion, Knott’s Berry Farm, and California’s Great America.
The steel Rocky Mountain Construction transformation of Mean Streak is continuing to take shape at Cedar Point, and with the park now open, there’s not much they can do to hide it. Instead, The Point has taken to posting short teaser videos on Twitter, revealing stunning new thrill elements and giving us clues to the new ride’s theme.
This year’s lineup of new coasters isn’t that impressive, with the best new ride for 2017 being a small GCI coaster. Thankfully, 2018 is already promising to make up for it, with lots of early construction taking place and some parks even making their announcements.
Cedar Point fans rejoiced when the park announced that Mean Streak would be closing for future plans. After all, the rumors all pointed to one possible outcome: A steel transformation from Rocky Mountain Construction.
Over the past few days, construction crews have been hard at work on the now-closed Mean Streak.
Kings Dominion disappointed hundreds of fans last month when, after teasing an RMC Hurler all summer, they announced a…Planet Snoopy expansion. Likewise, Cedar Point fans gathered at the Point for Mean Streak’s funeral last week, hoping for an RMC announcement, but found…a coaster about to be torn down? While it might seem like the parks are denying their rumored new rides, they’ve been subtly dropping hints that all but confirm their involvement with Rocky Mountain Construction. Let’s check them out.