1991 - 2016
The 1980's was a good time for Cedar Point. The park added attractions that rounded out what it had to offer. In 1983, White Water Landing started entertaining guest in Frontier Town. Demon Drop started dropping its riders in May 1983. In 1985 riders were treated to a ride that advertised as more thrilling then Gemini! Avalanche Run was the only Bobsled Coaster in the Midwest. In 1986, Thunder Canyon started to soak guest on Frontier Trail. Iron Dragon introduced Cedar Point to a new hanging style roller coaster in 1987. Soak City brought all new attention in 1988 for guest who wanted to be wet. The tallest and fasted roller coaster in the world opened in 1989, Magnum XL-200 fired the first shots that started to roller coaster wars of who could build the tallest and fastest! After Avalanche Run didn't thrill like anticipated, riders were launched into outer-space when the ride was enclosed, re-themed and re-named as Disaster Transport. The 1980's started a period of rapid expansion for Cedar Point. This period of expansion would be continued in 1991.
in 1990, Six Flags Over Texas opened the Texas Giant. Texas Giant was a giant twisted wooden roller coaster.
When Mean Streak opened in 1991, it broke the following records:
- Tallest Wooden Roller Coaster in the world.
- Fastest Wooden Roller Coaster in the world.
- Longest Drop on a wooden Roller Coaster
Mean Streak's records were taken away when The Rattler opened at Fiesta Texas in 1992.
Mean Streak was built by the Dinn Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio. The ride was designed by Curtis D. Summers. The is an improved version of The Texas Giant that was built in 1990 at Six Flags Over Texas. Mean Streak was built to be taller, faster, a bit steeper and longer then Texas Giant.
When Mean Streak opened it was much smother then it was when the ride was closed. Fans would wait in line for 3 to 4 hours sometimes. On extremely busy days the entire line where riders would wait in line would be full.
While it wasn't the best roller coaster in the world, Mean Streak was considered to be an OK ride when it first opened. It did have some fans at the time. The ride over the next few years became very very rough.
Mean Streak is one huge coaster! It has the most track of any roller coaster at Cedar Point! Mean Streak was built at an impressive cost of 7.5 million Dollars!!!
The ride then starts to go up the first hill.
Mean Streak was built to celebrate 100 years of roller coasters at Cedar Point. Mean Streak has been the tallest wooden roller coaster ever built at Cedar Point.
Mean Streak reaches speeds of 66 miles an hour!
While Mean Streak was at Cedar Point, 12 roller coasters were added. The following opened after Mean Streak:
Mantis (1996 - 2014)
Woodstock Express (1999)
Millennium Force (2000)
Wicked Twister (2002)
Top Thrill Dragster (2003)
Pipe Scream (2014)
Wilderness Run (2014)
On August 1, 2016. Cedar Point Announced that Mean Streak would be getting the Axe and would close forever on September 16th, 2016
In October steel ledgers and steel track started to appear on the ground near the ride.