Cedar Point
Sandusky, Ohio
Negative-G 2012 Road Trip
May 24, 2012
Page Three

The Mean Streak Roller Coaster at Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky Ohio

Mean Streak you ask? 

I know the last time I was at Cedar Point back in 2010 I swore never to ride this crappy coaster ever again.  The thing is everyone who was at the  ACE Con the weekend before said that it was running the best ever ran so I took it for a ride.  Yes the reports were accurate as Mean Streak is running like it was brand new.  The problem is like all of the other coasters that Curtis Summers designed the layout just doesn't flow and just seems quite boring to me. 

Yes I would not complain one bit if Cedar Point decided to scrap this coaster but if you have not been on it go this year before the roughness returns.

The Windeseeker at Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky Ohio

Last year the big fashionable ride to add at amusement parks across the hemisphere was super tall swing ride.  There were the Sky Screamers at various Six Flags parks and at the Cedar Fair parks there were the Windseekers.

The Windeseeker at Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky Ohio

Having been on Sky Screamer I was curious to see how Windseeker would stack up next to it?

Windseeker is a hundred feet taller than the one at Six Flags St. Louis although it didn't feel that tall.  Windseeker's seats don't "swing" like Sky Screamers because instead of being held up by chains the seats on this ride are supported by steel structure.  The only other difference I can think of is Windseeker has a considerably higher capacity which is always needed at a popular park like Cedar Point.

The Windeseeker at Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky Ohio

So my big question is which ride is more thrilling?  Both rides are really fun although I wouldn't call them anything more than mildly thrilling.  They're more like a modern observation tower as you get an amazing view of the park all the way up there.  I'd have to say that even though it's shorter Sky Screamer is more thrilling because of hanging 200 feet up in the air by chains that look like those you'd have on your kids swing set make it a little nerve wracking.

Even though it's not what I'd call a thrill ride Windseeker was fun and something I'd hop on anytime.


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