Mean Streak (1991)

Cedar Point

Sandusky, Ohio


Text excerpt from Press Release 008 P/Distributed 1994

The Mean Streak is one of the tallest and fastest wooden roller coasters in the world. At 161 feet tall and speeds of 65 mph, this wooden wonder is a true white-knuckler with high curves, steep drops and relentless speed. The Mean Streak has generated nearly 4.7 million rides since its 1991 debut at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort.

As Cedar Point's 10th scream machine, the Mean Streak enabled the park to break its own record in the 1992 edition of the Guinness Book of Records for having more coasters than anywhere on earth.

Physical Dimensions
Track Length: 5,427 feet
Lift Height: 161 feet
Vertical Drop: 155 feet
Angle of Descent: 52 degrees
Second Hill Height: 123 feet, 11 inches
Overall Dimensions: 890 feet long, 445 feet wide on 5 1/2 acres

Model: Oblong path traced three times
Structure: Approximately 1.7 million board feet of treated Southern yellow pine
Special Features: Banked curves, high speeds and moments of negative gravity accent a course that criscrosses the structure nine times and includes twelve hills and valleys

Time, Speed, Capacity
Time: Approximately 2:45
Speed: Approximately 65 mph
Ride Capacity: 1,600 riders per hour

Coaches: Seven four-passenger vehicles on each train
Three 28-passenger trains
Design: Steel-framed vehicles with wooden sides, L-shaped individual lap bars, a seat belt, padded seat divider and high-back seats

Investment: $7.5 million

Ride Manufacturers
Designer: Curtis D. Summers, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
Builder: Dinn Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio

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