Cedar Fair to add four new coasters in 2018

Sandusky, Ohio, USA

During the company’s Q1 2017 earnings conference call, Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet announced that the theme park chain will be adding four new roller coasters for the 2018 season. Ouimet stated that there will be “a dramatic transformation of two of our historical wooden coasters,” “a completely new type of coaster,” and “a renewed relationship with a manufacturer that we haven’t worked with in recent history.” While we already know that Mean Streak at Cedar Point and Hurler at Kings Dominion are being converted by Rocky Mountain Construction from wood to steel, speculation is running rife as to what the new type of coaster will be, which manufacturer he’s referring to and which parks will get those two new coasters. Click the headline for more information


Cedar Point continues Mean Streak RMC conversion

Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, USA

The final weekend of Cedar Point’s 2016 season gave visitors a last glimpse of the deconstruction of Mean Streak, which closed after 25 years of operation. While the park has not announced official plans for the roller coaster, Rocky Mountain Construction track has already been spotted on-site. RMC has built a reputation for converting large wooden roller coasters to more aggressive, steel designs – which can only be assumed for Mean Streak as well.