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May 14, 2011, 6:35P

Mean Streak 2011

Supposedly Mean Streak had some significant track work during the off-season, so for those that have ridden it, what were your thoughts?

Also, there have been plenty of threads bashing the layout, pacing, and ride in general, so let's keep this about whether or not there are noticeable changes or improvements over last year, etc.

May 14, 2011, 7:44P

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I went on it today and I gotta say, it is exactly the same as it was last season. No noticeable changes. Although, one of the ride hosts was quite entertaining.

May 14, 2011, 8:33P

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As has been stated before, none of the off-season work they do will ever change the ride experience.

Period.


Promoter of fog.

May 14, 2011, 8:57P

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I guess this will go against everything that was just said, but noticed a difference between the drop, first hill, and second hill. The first hill was completely re-tracked and it feels a lot smoother this year compared to past years.


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May 14, 2011, 9:15P

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^ So what you are saying is that the last 90% of the ride is still a gigantic pile!?


Beeeeehhhhhhh!!!!!

May 14, 2011, 9:33P

Re: Mean Streak 2011

Andrew 94 said:
I guess this will go against everything that was just said, but noticed a difference between the drop, first hill, and second hill. The first hill was completely re-tracked and it feels a lot smoother this year compared to past years.

Excellent...happy to hear this perspective, Andrew!


And I disagree that whatever work they do to Mean Streak won't change a thing. Sure there are certain elements that will always be problematic, like what RideMan describes with the first overbank.

However, I always ride in the very front seat, and there have been seasons where the train wheels felt square. There are other seasons when the ride feels smooth sailing and fun. Last year I had a great ride on Mean Streak actually. It was possibly my favorite ride experience the day I visited even, as I was surprised.

Last edited by Ffej, May 14, 2011, 9:36P
May 14, 2011, 11:55P

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ToikaX3 is wrong, this year brings a big improvement to Mean Streak. They replaced A LOT of track in the off season, the ride is very rideable now, and riders actually cheered today when the ride op asked "how was your ride". I know a lot of people knock the layout, but the ride actually reminds me a lot of Mean Streak's first season now, a very rideable cruiser, not a lot of air but still an enjoyable ride that no longer beats the crap out of you. Rode it three times today.

Last edited by Pete, May 14, 2011, 11:56P

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May 15, 2011, 12:06A

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I rode second car front row on gold and thought the ride seemed faster than before. Much quicker through the layout. The first turn is pretty smooth now and seems to slam the train less from one rail to the other during the turn.

Last edited by pointperson, May 15, 2011, 12:11A

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May 15, 2011, 12:08A

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^ YES! I now know what I'm most excited about this season.

May 15, 2011, 1:50A

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Oh great, now I have to suspend my lifetime self-ban and try it again. It better be worth it, peeps!


Mike
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May 15, 2011, 2:09A

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Ensign Smith said:
Oh great, now I have to suspend my lifetime self-ban and try it again. It better be worth it, peeps!

Mike, try it in the very front seat. I think you'll see it in a different light. I know it's tempting when all rows are empty and there is a 4-train wait for the front, but it's worth it!

May 15, 2011, 11:11A

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Are they still braking the first hill?

May 15, 2011, 11:12A

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I guess I am going to have to do the same Mike. lol. I hope these ride testaments are the truth. I'm going to be one unhappy and hurting guest if other wise.


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May 15, 2011, 11:23A

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Yes the trim was still on when I rode last night, but a few said that most of the morning was trim less. But even with the trim it still seemed faster than years prior.


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Rollbacks: 1st Triple Rollback of 2009!

May 15, 2011, 11:36A

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Yes, I've ridden it in the front seat many times before, and received both good and not-so-good rides. But a coaster should deliver decent rides no matter where you sit in the train, not just the front.


Mike
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May 15, 2011, 11:38A

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thank you pointperson.

May 15, 2011, 11:50A

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I want to believe all of you, but I have been fooled before.

Like Ensign, I said goodbye to Mean Streak a few seasons ago after giving it try after try after try.

Damn you all for lighting a spark of hope.


Promoter of fog.

May 15, 2011, 11:56A

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Maybe some of you got good rides, I don't know. But my ride was just as painful as the rides I got last year.

May 15, 2011, 12:18P

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Ensign Smith said:
Yes, I've ridden it in the front seat many times before, and received both good and not-so-good rides. But a coaster should deliver decent rides no matter where you sit in the train, not just the front.

Oh I agree completely. I was just hoping you'd ride in the front to give it the best possible chance of a tolerable, fun ride.

I better watch out...there's probably going to be a mile-long line to the front now and every other seat empty.

May 15, 2011, 1:03P

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Are they running all three trains this season?


The path you tread is narrow, and the drop is sheer and very high.

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