In operation since 1964, Blue Streak is one of the first coasters park guests see upon entering Cedar Point.   It’s a traditional out and back woodie and something of a classic, harking back to the days when building a roller coaster didn’t require a huge investment.  (This one was built for a modest $200,000.)  From the loading area, the train makes a left turn and ascends a 78-foot lift hill before dropping 72 feet.   It then proceeds over several consecutive hills, negotiates a left-banked turn and traverses a further series of hills before hitting the brake run.   The ride is somewhat bumpy in spots – you can feel that you’re riding a pretty old coaster - but not to the point of being rough, and there are some nice moments of airtime.  Having just ridden Millennium Force after waiting 2 ½ hours to get on it, I was delighted to discover that there was no wait at all to get on Blue Streak.   OK, so it’s not in the same league as MF or some of the other big coasters at Cedar Point, but Blue Streak can still give a good ride and a fun one.  3 out of 5 stars.  For more information about rides at Cedar Point, visit www.cedarpoint.com. Photo courtesy of www.coasterimage.com/

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