SANDUSKY (KDKA) — The colossal wooden structure standing tall at Cedar Point, known as “Mean Streak,” will be going down in no time.
So roller coaster enthusiasts wanted to get one more ride in before the legendary attraction gets axed for good.
“I’m getting a little bit sad. It’s the roughest, yet funnest roller coaster in the world.”
Keith Kozik, of Butler, brought his kids to the park so they could get the full experience.
“It’s our first and final time I’m going to ride this ride, but we won’t be seeing this anymore,” Keith’s son, Kaden, said.
That’s why 9-year-old Kaden made sure to take it all in.
“I’ve just got one word for that: epic,” he said.
Epic isn’t the only word people have used to describe this ride.
“The heights. The twists and turns. The fact that you can hear the wood cracking while you’re on it. That adds to the feeling of the fun in it,” said Darius Sullivan, from Penn Hills.
KDKA’s own Amy Wadas decided to try out the “Mean Streak” for herself.
“Alright, so I’m going up the hill that made the “Mean Streak” the tallest wooden roller coaster in the world when it opened up back in 1991, dropping at 155 feet,” she said before taking the plunge.
The “Mean Streak” was also the fastest wooden coaster in the world when it was built, going at speeds of 65 miles an hour. The two minute and 45 second ride will certainly wake you and shake you up.
Operator: Welcome back! How was your ride?
Wadas: It was awesome. I can see why they call it the “Mean Streak.”
Cedar Point is notably called the roller coaster capital of the world with 18 roller coasters, and each ride has its fair share of superfans.
Knowing that, Cedar Point announced the closure of the “Mean Streak” earlier this year, to give the ride’s superfans a chance to come and take a few final rides.
Park officials are always brainstorming new ideas and something new will be going in “Mean Streak’s” place.
“I really can’t tell you what’s going in ‘Mean Streak’s’ place but I can tell you it’s going to be awesome. The future is really bright here,” said Communications Manager Kristi Bacni.
Until then, all guests will have left are the memories.
“I think I’ll particularly miss this one because I had a family member who rode it with me in the second to last year of his life a long time ago,” said Robert Callahan.