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Maverick

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Maverick
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Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since May 26, 2007
Cost $21,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product LSM Launch Coaster
Riders per train 12
Hourly capacity 1,200
Height105 feet
Drop100 feet
Top speed70 mph
Length4,450 feet
Inversions2
Steepest drop95°
Duration2:30
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Maverick is an Intamin launched roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. It was manufactured by Intamin, and was the five-hundredth roller coaster designed by German engineer Werner Stengel. Maverick includes a more than vertical 95° drop.

History and General Information[edit]

White Water Landing, a log flume ride at Cedar Point, was retired after the 2005 season, to make way for Cedar Point's newest roller coaster. Cedar Point had the name Maverick filed for trademark, heightening speculation for another roller coaster. During the 2006 season, supports for the new ride began to arrive in Cedar Point, and the park gave up hiding their new roller coaster. During the 2006 off-season, Maverick was constructed. On May 8, Cedar Point announced that the rides opening would by delayed from May 12 to May 26, as the heartline roll element needed to be replaced.

It was stated that the heartline roll put excessive stress on the trains and caused g-forces that would've put stress on the riders as well. With only one delay, Maverick opened to the public on May 26, 2007.

Maverick's Track layout with defunct heartline roll.

Rankings[edit]

Golden Ticket Awards: Best Steel Roller Coaster

Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Ranking 13 12 15 21 (tie) 21 21 22 28 (tie)