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Cedar Point promises Mean Streak replacement will 'redefine' roller coasters

Cedar Point promises Mean Streak replacement will 'redefine' roller coasters

The new roller coaster is being built by Rocky Mountain Construction, a company known for taking old wooden coasters and transforming them into a wood-steel hybrid.

At more than 200 feet tall, the new hybrid design combines a steel running track on a massive wooden structure that provides an extremely smooth and comfortable ride while enabling the coaster's trains to perform maneuvers previously unheard of on a wooden roller coaster.

To celebrate the high-speed holiday, travelers should take their families and friends to the fast-paced action of the best roller coasters in the world.

Visiting a theme park's roller coasters is already a major adrenaline rush, but doing so for National Roller Coaster Day on August 16 makes it even more enjoyable.

Steel Vengeance will also be the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid coaster.

It marks the fourth classification of roller coaster introduced by Cedar Point as the park's ever-higher roller coasters have needed new categories to define them. The park also says the ride will include airtime hills, twists and dives, and a first-of-its-kind "twisted snake dive". Riders will drop on a record-breaking 90 degree angle, and go on four inversions.

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It wasn't always so.

"Our guests told us that Mean Streak was not compelling anymore", said McClure.

RMC is also building new trains for the ride - 24-passenger cars, with lap restraints (not over-the-shoulder harnesses).

It may be bit rainy today, but Coloradans are adventure seekers rain or shine so share your roller coaster picture and let us know which ride is your favorite by using #beon9. They held a "Hootenanny" in FrontierTown Wednesday to announce Steel Vengeance. Most riders, however, will love it, he predicted.

The announcement will be made at noon in the FrontierTown section of Cedar Point.


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