Cedar Point announced Monday that it will be tearing down the Mean Streak on Sept. 16.
The wooden coaster has been around since 1991. When it was built, it held the records for tallest lift and longest drop for a wooden roller coaster.
The amusement park has come a long way since it built the Mean Streak, though, building rides like the famous Millennium Force and the Valravn, which opened in May as the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in the world.
Riders who want to pay their last respects to the coaster can go during the park’s regular hours, which last until Sept. 5, or during the special bonus weekend Sept. 10 and 11. On Sept. 16, the Mean Streak’s last day and the opening night of Cedar Point’s 20th HalloWeekends, the coaster will be honored with a special memorial ceremony and a procession from FrontierTown to the “Dead Rides Cemetery.”
“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.”
It’s unknown what they will do with the space.
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