Today, Cedar Point finally released details around their new long-awaited 2018 roller coaster. Steel Vengeance will be a record-breaker in many ways for the type of hybrid roller coaster that it will be. Riders will be blown away by the ride’s loops, speed, extreme angles and steepness.
It will be replacing their massive wooden coaster Mean Streak, that has been slowly undergoing a transformation (pics here). Since closing Mean Streak, fans have been speculating about the future of the ride. Park guests and enthusiasts have been watching the ride’s transformation as steel rails have been added to the morphing structure of the ride.
Mean Streak opened in 1991 as the tallest wooden roller coaster in the World. Over the years, it had its fans and detractors. Given the ride’s rougher ride in its later years, I can’t imagine they’ll be too many people that will miss its former state. I rated it a 5 out of 10, as it didn’t beat me up, it just bored me. Read my full review of Mean Streak.
Like other Rocky Mountain Coaster projects (New Texas Giant and Iron Rattler), Mean Streak will essentially be converted to a steel coaster with some exciting new elements. And, like those projects, the ride could go from being among the least liked to most popular at Cedar Point and in all of coasterdom.
Comparing Mean Streak to New
|Roller Coaster||Steel Vengeance||Mean Streak|
|Length||5,740 feet||5,427 feet|
|Height||205 feet||161 feet|
|Drop||200 feet||155 feet|
|Speed||74 mph||65 mph|
|Max Vertical Angle||90 degrees||52 degrees|
Here’s preview video of Cedar Point’s new Steel Vengeance roller coaster:
What’s Your Take?
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