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Blue Streak
Website: Cedar Point Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.6905
TPC Overall Rank: #243 out of 2890 rides.
Reviews: 144
Last Review: 12/10/2011 5:36:00 PM
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Blue Streak Lift

Blue Streak Sign

Blue Streak Station

Outside Blue Streak Station
 
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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up molemaster43 on 12/10/2011 5:36:00 PM
A great classic woodie. This ride may be small, but it sure is furious. I rode this and there were many great pops of airtime and good speeds, making this a good ride choice. The ride doesn't have a long line, usually, making it a ride that is easy to re-ride. It is also great for families with kids who are past Woodstock Express, but not ready to hit Mean Streak. Overall, great ride.

2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SamJane on 7/27/2010 7:13:00 PM
Four words: Ow, ow, ow, ow. This is an overrated woodie that hurts like heck during the whole darned ride.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up CoasterCrazy111 on 6/19/2010 12:04:00 PM
Its fun to watch when you eating at the pavilion. Its fun to ride to. Losen your seatbelt a little and every bump is fun.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up jlambo14 on 6/26/2009 2:35:00 PM
Im not gonna give this a bad review because the other people give ita bad review after they rode the MF. This is a great coaster for first timers and maybe your first coaster of the day.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Cpfan18 on 5/24/2009 2:34:00 PM
bluestreak an amazing wooden coaster. Considering how old it is its very smooth, it has some great airtime! i always ride this when i visit CP

3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up bumprnugit on 8/31/2008 8:44:00 PM
Blue Streak offers a classic John Allen ride experience, at least from the perspective of how the train plies the course. It is well-paced, has some nice bunny-hops and fun moments of air-time. However, there is something very wrong with this ride, and I do not feel it is completely due to the loss of the buzzbars as shag9004 pointed out. While this does restrict any liberal amount of space to enjoy the rides rolling air, the real criminal here are those hard molded rubber seatbacks with the 80s Volvo-style headrests. First off, headrests do absolutely nothing other than appease liability insurers, keep their actuaries busy and obscure a riders view.
But where PTCs customary cushioned seatbacks offer some comfort during a rides more body-shaking events, these made me feel like I was body-slammed on the floor. Where I should have been anticipating the next fun moment of airtime, I instead kept asking myself what the hell is wrong with my back? I originally was going to rate this a 7, but the ratchet lapbar/hard seatback combo dumps the score to a modest 6. There is a really good ride out there, if you can tolerate being slapped in the back by a hard piece of rubber. If CP insists on keeping headrests, at least mount them to the car and put some padding back where it belongs. That would potentially push my score to an 8, but not until the BS is removed from Blue Streak.

3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up shag9004 on 8/22/2008 6:00:00 PM
Date Ridden: Every summer since 2006. Times Ridden: 5 Blue Streak is pretty much the best woodie Cedar Point has to offer. It is a quaint, old out-and-back design that really only has one problem: the restraints. In the cars, it is still possible to see where the original one position buzz bars were located, but now they are gone with individual lap bars and seat belts. To me personally, this always causes problems with the trains. To begin with, the cars were not designed to use the new restraints. The intent of the original ride was to give the rider that out of control feeling one gets on all of the great seaside woodies from years ago. The lap bars on Blue Streak are especially uncomfortable almost ruining the entire experience. I am not a large person (under 6 feet tall and around 165 pounds) but I feel crowded in the Blue Streak trains. Other than this one problem, the coaster design itself is above average. The ride is not rough, the out-and-back layout is fun with pops of air on both the trip out and the trip back. The scenery is nice with a good view of Lake Erie. The coaster itself could just be so much fun set among all of the steel materpieces Cedar Point offers if only it had been left as it was originally intended to be: with buzz bar restraints and an out of control feeling. What could have been a top ranked wooden coaster is now merely average. I will continue to ride Blue Streak on each return trip to the Coaster Capitol. Howver, I will also continue to rue the day that Cedar Fair neutered their best woodie.Overall Score - 7

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up weaver23 on 7/25/2008 9:01:00 PM
Blue Streak is a perfect example of bigger not always being better, standing proud at a mere 78 feet the coaster intrigued me. Not only because the coaster supposedly had great airtime, but because it had stood the test of time for more than 40 years and still is a favoruite of many. The coaster is nou doubt a classic. The trains roll out of the station and ascend the 78 foot lift hill I was eager to see if the coaster did pack a good punch and the answer is yes. I don&#39..t know why but the coaster feels smoother than any wooden rolleer coaster i&#39..ve ever been on, and really has some great airtime. You fly down the hill and into a small hill which lifts you up with just the right amount of airtime, not too intense not too tame just right. The second hill provides some strong floater air and really lifts you right up. The third hill is significantly taller than the ones that before it so the airtime is some decent floater air. You then enter the turn around which is a probably the roughest part of the ride yet nothing compared to some patheticly rough 80&#39..s coasters such as Wild Beast and Minebuster. And is taken with good speed 2 more airtime hills follow with the same sensation of airtime time as the ones before them. ANd the next after that turn slightly to the left throwing you to the side a bit. More airtime hills follow that one and you fly into the station. The coaster is comfortable smooth, its classic yet modern focusing on airtime and speed yet not trying to hard. The coaster is just right in every aspect.

3 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up PhantomNik on 3/28/2008 11:41:00 AM
In a park like Cedar Point, where the newest thrills are constantly making their presence known as they grace the landscape, it is great to see a seasoned veteran of the coaster world still stand strong and hold its own. Up in the front of the park, hugging Perimeter Road, there sits a modest little wooden coaster constructed of light blue painted lumber. It’s not giant or flashy, but instead just sits comfortably in its spot like it has for more than 40 years. It is Blue Streak, the wooden classic that is named after a local high school team. It is a prime example of how bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to wooden coasters that were built pre-El Toro and Voyage. At the other end of the park is a wooden giant that dwarfs Blue Streak in size, but only wishes it could deliver a solid ride even half as good as the one dished out by Blue Streak. This coaster is a fine example of a good, sometimes approaching great, coaster. It is one of those rides that actually seems to have a personality, as it gives out different rides from time to time, without any of them being characterized as lacking or bad. There’s not one thing in particular that stands out overwhelmingly on Blue Streak; rather, it is composed of a sprinkling of all things that make up a good coaster experience.

Waits for the oldest coaster at the Point are usually not very long, thanks to a quick crew and constant 2-train operation. Not to mention, there’s that big green bird nearby that tends to draw many guests to its queue instead. The station is simplistic, but in a good way, with just a simple sign and a roof. Like I said, no glitz is needed here. Blue Streak boasts an out and back layout, in the most traditional sense of those words, while running standard PTC trains on its tracks. Upon buckling up and getting a check from the operators, the train glides out and heads toward the lift. After catching the good old fashioned lift chain, the train clickety-clacks its way to the top of the 78 foot tall lift hill. I do love these "old school" wooden coasters, from the sounds to the ride itself. The first drop on Blue Streak is shallow, but still pretty good, with a pop of airtime in the back. Aside from that extra pop off the lift though, the rest of the ride spreads the airtime to all seats well, with more actually felt towards the front. The rest of the fun course consists of several hills, each producing some modest air, leading to the turnaround, which is pretty quick. The "back" leg is this coaster’s real strength, as it is on these hills that the airtime is most pronounced. Some of the hills really pop you up off your seat, which is always a plus! Before long, the train glides into the brakes concluding the journey. This one is all about a fun coaster ride, as it delivers smiles and laughs each time I hop aboard. The speed is modest, but feels about right for the coaster’s size. The drops are good, and the airtime is very good, especially in the return leg when this puppy heats up. The trains are good and rather comfortable, and the whole ride is very smooth. Blue Streak is just solid all the way around.

Blue Streak reigns supreme for now in the wooden coaster category at Cedar Point, which admittedly isn’t anything too grand considering that the park only has 2 woodies. But even more than that, it keeps the park connected to its roots and to its more humbler beginnings before giant steel innovations were even available. This coaster is a classic, and it gives the park some old flare and character. These wooden gems are an integral part of parks, and we can only hope that parks that have them, like Cedar Point, keep them running in fine shape for generations to come. And here’s hoping that the park can give it a fine newer wooden compliment, like something from GCI. Imagine this old winner paired with a newer twisty wooden gem from those guys! But I digress. The bottom line is that Blue Streak is a solid coaster that has withstood th

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up immelman on 12/22/2007 7:57:00 PM
Im not sure what score to give this coaster, since I remember two drastically different rides. The first one that I rode a bunch of times from 01 to 06 had pretty good air time and overall was pretty fun. Id give this one an 8. But the last time I rode it in 07 it seemed like it had aged very badly.

The train left the station and connected to the lift chain with a very odd "kachunk" sound that I dont remember hearing before. That was a warning of the ride to come as I noticed again and again all these weird noises. On top of that most of the airtime was gone, and a ride that used to bruise my legs barley broke my sweat. Id give this ride a 4 or 5. So I guess Ill split the difference and give it a 6.

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