Mean Streak wooden coaster to close
The historic Mean Streak wooden roller coaster at Cedar Point will be shut down permanently, leaving many fans of the massive coaster saddened by the news.
Saying goodbye to the Mean Streak
Understanding how much Mean Streak means to the Cedar Point faithful, Cedar Point released a goodbye video on YouTube.
“Mean Streak has, and always will be a significant part of our roller coaster legacy at Cedar Point,” Jason McClure, Cedar Point Vice President and General Manager said. “But we have our sights set on the future of FrontierTown, and unfortunately, that means Mean Streak has to leave our lineup of world-class attractions.”
Fans of Mean Streak are hoping it will be remade as a metal coaster, but there are no plans to do that so far.
Mean Streak opened in 1991, and is the tallest wooden roller coaster on Earth.
As reported by Cleveland.com, “The last ride will be on Sept. 16, opening night of Cedar Point’s 20th HalloWeekends. According to the park, “last rites” will be given to the coaster with one final public riding session from 6-7 p.m. A special memorial ceremony and procession from FrontierTown to the park’s “Dead Rides Cemetery” will then take place at 7:30.”
Read more about Cedar Point and Mean Streak
- CLEVELAND.COM: http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2016/08/cedar_point_says_massive_woode.html
- THE DETROIT NEWS: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/travel/2016/08/01/cedar-point-mean-streak-closing/87912620/