Perhaps you’ve already heard all about Cedar Point’s infamous Blue Streak rollercoaster. It’s certainly a coaster that has been known for its speed and ferocity for many years. But how does it stand up to some of the other top US rollercoasters? Well, let’s take a ride and find out. blue streak cedar point

BLUE STREAK

The Blue Streak is a wooden rollercoaster located at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. It was built in the mid-1960’s by the famed Philadelphia Toboggan Company.

Product Specs

The Blue Streak in Cedar Point is a wooden coaster with an ‘Out and Back’ track layout, which means that the coaster climbs a lift hill shortly after leaving the station, then races around the remainder of the track, performing a 180-degree turn, before returning to the station. It travels at a speed of 40 mph over 2,558 ft. It takes 1 minute and 45 seconds to complete the track.

Pricing

The gate price for the park is around $70.

How It Compares

We have carefully selected several other coasters to compare with Cedar Point’s Blue Streak:

  • Kingda Ka

  • Millennium Force

  • Top Thrill Dragster

BLUE STREAK CEDAR POINT

Price [$$]

Length [3 Stars]

The Blue Streak’s length is 2,558 ft (780 m).

Drop [3 Stars]

The Blue Streak’s drop is 72 ft (22 m).

Speed [2 Stars]

The Blue Streak’s speed is 40 mph (64 km/h).

Duration [3 Stars]

The Blue Streak’s duration is 1 minute and 45 seconds.

https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/coasters/blue-streak-cedar-point

Kingda Ka

Kingda Ka is a steel rollercoaster located at Six Flags in Jackson, New Jersey. It is known for its extreme height and breakneck speed.

Price [$$$]

Length [4 Stars]

Kingda Ka’s length is 3,118 ft (950 m).

Drop [5 Stars]

Kingda Ka’s drop is 418 ft (127 m).

Speed [5 Stars]

Kingda Ka’s speed is 128 mph (206 km/h).

Duration [2 Stars]

This ride duration is 28 seconds.

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1954707_1954711_1954674,00.html

Millennium Force

Millennium Force is a steel rollercoaster also located at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. It is known for its towering height and extreme velocity.

Price [$$]

Length [5 Stars]

Millennium Force’s length is 6,595 ft (2,010 m).

Drop [4 Stars]

The drop on this ride is 300 ft (91 m).

Speed [3 Stars]

Millennium Force goest at 93 mph (150 km/h).

Duration [5 Stars]

Millennium Force’s duration is 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1954707_1954711_1954692,00.html

Top Thrill Dragster

The Top Thrill Dragster is a steel accelerator rollercoaster also located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. It is known for its significant height.

Price [$$]

Length [3 Stars]

The Top Thrill Dragster’s is 2,800 ft (850 m) long.

Drop [5 Stars]

The Top Thrill Dragster’s drop is 400 ft (120 m).

Speed [4 Stars]

This coaster’s speed is 120 mph (190 km/h).

Duration [2 Stars]

The Top Thrill Dragster’s lasts for 30 seconds.

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Conclusion

The Blue Streak at Cedar Point is an absolute classic rollercoaster. Like all wooden coasters, what it doesn’t have in speed it makes up for in thrill. There’s nothing like rattling along an old wooden coaster, and there’s a reason why the Blue Streak has been standing for nearly 60 years.

But if find yourself at Cedar Point, why not give the Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster a try! The Top Thrill Dragster has an impressive drop to say the very least, and you’d be missing out if you didn’t get to experience it firsthand. We rate the Blue Streak at Cedar Point a solid 4 stars. It is well worth the trip to Sandusky, Ohio just to try out a ride for yourself.