Cedar Point plans to close Mean Streak roller coaster

Photo courtesy of Cedar Point. 
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It's the end of an era. 

Cedar Point amusement park announced plans to close its 'Mean Streak' roller coaster.

“Mean Streak has, and always will be a significant part of our roller coaster legacy at Cedar Point,” Jason McClure, vice president and general manager for Cedar Point, said in a statement Monday. “But we have our sights set on the future of FrontierTown, and unfortunately, that means Mean Streak has to leave our lineup of world-class attractions.”

Park officials said more than 26 million guests have taken the wooden coaster for a ride since it opened in 1991.

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'Mean Streak' is 161 feet tall and features a 155-foot drop.

It travels at 65 miles per hour, which set wooden coaster records when it opened years ago, according to officials. 

Visitors will be able to visit the ride during the park's daily operating hours through September 5.

There will also be a special "bonus weekend" September 10 and 11. 

The attraction will permanently close on September 16--the opening night of the park's "HalloWeekends." 

Visit Cedar Point's website for more information