October 4, 2017 – Cedar Point announced that they capped off the final piece of track on Steel Vengeance this morning. The park’s iconic Mean Streak wooden roller coaster is currently undergoing RMC’s I-Box steel track treatment and is scheduled to open next Spring. Rocky Mountain Construction specialize in converting classic wooden coasters into new steel hybrid coasters, with many examples already operating at Six Flags parks. This is the first RMC project for the Cedar Fair chain of parks along with Twisted Timbers, the conversion of Hurler at Kings Dominion in Virginia also scheduled to open in 2018.
In addition to changing the track to steel while keeping the wooden support structure, the height was raised from 161 feet (49m) to 205 feet (62.5m) and the initial drop incline went from 52° to 90°, which will increase the top speed from 65 mph (104.6 km/h) to 74 mph (119 km/h). It will also feature over-banked turns, four inversions and a world record 27.2 seconds of airtime!
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