Blue Streak

At the far end 1st hill The Cupola Raptor's Eye View
  Return to base 1st drop  

Dips, hills and the sites and sounds of this classic coaster make Blue Streak so memorable.   This 1964 attraction still has riders waiting in lines.  Thatís the real test of time.  People donít ride it because they are afraid of the steel behemoths located throughout the park, they ride it because itís a great coaster.   The Blue Streak has always found a way into my conversations about Cedar Point and more people recognize that name than any other ride at Cedar Point.  You might think, "duh, its been around the longest"  I think not.  I believe its because Blue Streak is a great coaster, and so does everyone I talk to.  Designed and built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company who, incidentally are the same people who brought you The Beast at King's Island. So you know they mean business.

     

PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS:

 
  Track Length:  

2,558 feet.

 
  Lift Height:  

78 feet.

 
  Overall Dimensions:  

1,200 feet long, 100 feet wide, located on 2.75 acres.

 
     

DESIGN:

 
 

Model:

 

Traditional wooden out-and-back coaster.

 
  Features:  

A 78-foot-tall first hill and a fast, hilly ride.

 
      TIME, SPEED:  
 

Time:

  Approximately 1 minute, 45 seconds.  
  Speed:   Up to 40 mph.  
      VEHICLES:  
  Coaches:  

Four six-passenger coaches on each train. Two trains.

 
     

FIRST HILL:

 
 

Height:

 

78 feet.

 
 

Angle of Descent:

 

45 degrees.

 
 

Vertical Drop:

 

72 feet.

 
  RIDE CAPACITY:  

Approximately 1,400 riders per hour.

 
  MANUFACTURER:  

Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Lansdale, PA.