If you’ve been to Cedar Point in the last decade, you’ve been left shaken up by Mean Streak. The wooden coaster has seen better days. As a result, Cedar Point decided to close the ride earlier this year permanently. However, that’s not to say it will ever open again, and maybe we’ll have a new version of this popular coaster on the horizon.
When it comes to doing a re-design of wooden coasters, look no further than RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) to do the job. The company has a great track record of making wooden coasters a much more enjoyable experience. And it appears the company has their sights set on the former Mean Streak coaster at Cedar Point.
RMC isn’t your normal coaster company. They can do things with wooden coasters that may have seemed impossible. The technology they’ve developed allows wooden coasters the ability to twist and turn, almost in the way a steel coaster would run. With their I-box and topper track, they’ve used steel on the wood portions of a wood coaster to provide this one of a kind ride.
It’s rumored that the favorite I-box track has been spotted at Mean Streak. If that’s the case, it will be a huge step for Cedar Fair, who haven’t been too keen on featuring RMC in any of their parks. Thankfully, they’ve finally come around to the idea, as RMC coasters a truly some of the best around.
If you’re a coaster enthusiast, you’ll probably have already taken notice of some other RMC coasters. Noteworthy RMC creations include Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Storm Chaser at Kentucky Kingdom, and Lightning Rod at Dollywood.
It’s about time Cedar Point decided to revamp Mean Streak. With the venture into RMC the old coaster might be given new life. Let’s hope that Cedar Fair decides to use RMC in more of their parks across North America, because they are one of the best developers of the coaster world.
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