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Cedar Point is shutting down the Mean Streak

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Courtesy Cedar Point Courtesy Cedar Point
Courtesy Cedar Point Courtesy Cedar Point
SANDUSKY, OH (WNEM) -

­­­One of Cedar Point’s few remaining wooden coasters is closing down.

The Mean Streak will be put out of commission on Friday, Sept. 16.

When it opened in 1991, the Mean Streak was the world’s tallest (161 feet) and fastest (65 mph) wooden roller coaster.

“Mean Streak has, and always will be a significant part of our roller coaster legacy at Cedar Point,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager for Cedar Point. “But we have our sights set on the future of FrontierTown, and unfortunately, that means Mean Streak has to leave our lineup of world-class attractions.”

Guests and fans who want to pay their last respects can ride the coaster while the park is open daily through September 5.

Then, the park reopens for special hours during a bonus weekend, Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11.

Finally, on September 16, the opening night of Cedar Point’s 20th HalloWeekends, the “last rites” will be given to the coaster with one final public riding session from 6 – 7 p.m.

A special memorial ceremony and procession from FrontierTown to the park’s “Dead Rides Cemetery” will then take place at 7:30. 

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