Blue Streak (1964)

Cedar Point

Sandusky, Ohio


Text excerpt from Press Release 008 P/Distributed 1994

The classic clickety-clack climb up the Blue Streak's first hill is what makes this wooden ride a coaster lover's paradise. With an out-and-back design, the Blue Streak has lived up to its tradition of combining exciting dips and negative G-forces for more than 42 million riders (through the 1993 season).

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer, the Blue Streak is the oldest existing coaster at Cedar Point. At their spring conference held at Cedar Point in May 1993, the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) designated the Blue Streak as a "Coaster Classic," an honor bestowed upon a very select number of wooden coasters.

Physical Dimensions
Track Length: 2,558 feet
Lift Height: 78 feet
Overall Dimensions: 1,200 feet long, 100 feet wide, located on 2.75 acres

Model: Traditional wooden out-and-back coaster
Features: A 78-foot first hill and a fast, hilly ride

Time, Speed
Time: Approximately 1:45
Speed: Up to 40 mph

Coaches: Four six-passenger coaches on each train
Two trains run continuously

First Hill
Height: 78 feet
Angle of Descent: 45 degrees
Vertical Drop: 72 feet

Ride Capacity: 1,344 rides per hour

Ride Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Lansdale, PA

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