Mad about the Meanstreak

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The Meanstreak is a roller coaster found at the ever-popular Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. For a time, the Meanstreak was the largest wooden roller coaster on the planet. The ride is located at the back of the park near the Maverick and was a thrill for many who came to the park. However, it became clear that the coaster did have a “mean streak” to it. There were complaints about the ride being very jerky. I rode the attraction a few times in my life and I have to agree. It wasn’t very enjoyable because of the this, so the park decided it was time to give the roller coaster an extreme makeover of sorts. The remodeled Meanstreak is now anticipated to be a hot topic when the park opens up soon.

The Meanstreak is being converted into an RMC. This stands for Rocky Mountain Construction. This company is world-renowned for designing some of the best steel/wooden roller coasters. Whereas the old Meanstreak was all-wooden, the new version will now consist of a steel track with wood to hold the structure up. My brother Trey (pictured above) said he’s very excited to see the new Meanstreak. The roller coaster hasn’t been renamed yet, and it hasn’t been scheduled to open until 2018, but it will be a great attraction when it finally reopens.

By: Brynna Schroeder

Short URL: http://voice.lp.noacsc.org/?p=14561

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