Mean Streak?

Friday, July 22, 2016 10:57 AM
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Tony tweeted this yesterday. Maybe this means MS will still be around next year?

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Friday, July 22, 2016 11:05 AM
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It could also be a tease that it won't.

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Friday, July 22, 2016 11:24 AM
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noggin said:

True, but...

Disaster Transport was a ride with multiple issues and low ridership, on land the park wanted to use for GateKeeper.

Wildcat was a ride with maintenance issues -- the park had to manufacture replacement parts (fun fact, also true of Fascination*) -- adjacent to land the park wanted to use for Valravn and to use for Luminosity.

Surely you're not suggesting that Mean Streak hasn't had extensive maintenance issues...

All the headaches - both figurative and literal - aside, wood coasters by their very nature have exceptionally high maintenance costs. It's far easier to justify those costs for The Legend (or insert the name of any decent-to-good woodie here), than it is for MS.


Friday, July 22, 2016 11:31 AM
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That tweet from Tony actually further gives me reason to believe that it will be a vastly different ride starting next year.

Why not run the same contest on a ride that could be vastly superior and probably won't keep very much water in that cup? Seems like a great tease and marketing tool for CoasterMania 2017 to me.

Friday, July 22, 2016 11:32 AM
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I'm suggesting those other coasters had issues and were in the way of upcoming additions. The park needed the land WildCat and Disaster Transport were sitting on. As long as Mean Streak's plot of land isn't in the way of a future addition, I think it will continue to run.

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Friday, July 22, 2016 12:25 PM
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I wonder; how many guests has MS sent to the hospital?

Friday, July 22, 2016 2:37 PM

It's like asbestos, its affects aren't felt for a while ;)

Friday, July 22, 2016 3:47 PM

I'm just getting too old for wooden coasters. Blue and Mean Streak just bang me around too much. However, the Beast isn't as bad. I used to ride these things with no problem! Heck even Magnum in the correct seat with the bar up still hurts. Wish I was young again.

Friday, July 22, 2016 7:38 PM

...CoasterMania! 2017... drroooooooool...

That looks like a fun contest. It would be even better if riders held the cup of water through the ride.

But then again, what do I know?
Friday, July 22, 2016 9:07 PM
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I guess they figure that if you can hold the cup you can put your hand over the top, hence the 'no touching' rule. Holding the cup and saying no covering is pretty much going by the honor system- there's no way to monitor the contest (barring an employee riding to make sure everyone follows the rules- may well be the case but I don't know for sure) so you won't get caught unless someone decides to tattle. (There's always the old ride photo cams, but they don't cover the whole coaster.)

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Friday, July 22, 2016 9:20 PM
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TTD 120mph said:

Well, it IS rough. Not the roughest out there.....but still rough and boring.

I must have a bad taste in wooden coasters because I love the layout of Mean Streak and The Beast, which is also considered by many to be boring.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016 12:13 AM
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I love the Beast and don't find it boring in the least, but MS I find to be not boring but less than exciting. People say Iron Dragon meanders but Mean Streak is the real meanderer. I ride MS once every visit because it is there, but there is nothing about that dumb dead end that draws me in. If it were RMC'd then yeah I'd be there a lot more, but I still think the area needs to be updated with more to do there. The area just looks outdated and uninviting.

Last edited by CoasterCam, Saturday, July 23, 2016 12:15 AM

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:11 PM

More fuel to the fire?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 1:00 PM
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Race Fuel

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 1:41 PM
CoasterCam's avatar

That was posted yesterday in the MS not closing in July thread.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:11 PM
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"Rocky" mountain construction ... Good one!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:55 PM
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Alot of ride crews do this.

See Magnum as a prime example with it's turnaround. Or Vortex at Kings Island this season. I doubt this is a marketing tactic and more like the ride crew showing off love for their ride.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:00 AM

Even though it is likely it is just Tony messing with us, the third webcam is facing Mean Streak now...

Last edited by screamingchicken77, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:07 AM
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:27 AM

I'd say the most likely reason the camera is pointed that way is because it is an impressive view. Sometimes the webcams will be aimed a certain way without any meaning or any intent to "mess" with anyone.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:35 PM
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I was hoping someone would say that. It gets a little irritating that every time a webcam changes direction, everyone thinks Tony is "messing" with us.

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