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Cedar Point to close iconic Mean Streak coaster

The streak is over in Sandusky.
Jeremy Thompson / CC BY 2.0

The streak is over in Sandusky.

The amusement park announced on Monday the Mean Streak “gets the axe” on September 16. In a tweet, a bearded, prospector-type fella appears to be chopping away at the wooden coaster’s foundation.

The $7.5 million ride officially opened in 1991 and initially broke the record for the tallest lift (161 feet) and longest drop (155 feet) for a wooden roller coaster. The rattling ride lasted a total of 3:13.

Guests can ride Mean Streak until September 5. On September 16, "last rites" will be performed and a procession will be held from Frontier Town to the park's 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.”

The park says the demolition will make room for "future development in Frontier Town."