Cedar Point announces closing of famed ‘Mean Streak’ wooden roller coaster

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SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Point amusement park has announced the closing of the “Mean Streak,” which was once the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world.

The Mean Streak has been in use for 25 years. Cedar Point says more than 26 million people have ridden the 161-foot high ride since it opened in 1991.

According to ultimaterollercoaster.com, four wooden roller coasters overtook it in the 2000 as the world’s tallest wooden roller coaster, including “Colossos,” “Outlaw Run,” “El Toro” and the world record holder, Illinois’s own “Goliath.”

Cedar Point posted a farewell video on YouTube that has more than 25,000 likes.

Roller coaster enthusiast Marcus Leshock from WGN took to Facebook to share the news. He asked fans which new coaster they predict will replace the “Mean Streak.”

A closing ceremony for the roller coaster will take place Sept. 16.

Information from the Associated Press was included in this report.