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|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Model / product||LSM Launch Coaster|
|Riders per train||12|
Top speed70 mph
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 | edit source]
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.
Rankings[edit | edit source]
Golden Ticket Awards: Best Steel Roller Coaster
|Ranking||13||12||15||21 (tie)||21||21||22||28 (tie)|
|Roller coasters at Cedar Point|
|Present||Blue Streak • Cedar Creek Mine Ride • Corkscrew • GateKeeper • Gemini • Iron Dragon • Magnum XL-200 • Maverick • Millennium Force • Raptor • Rougarou • Steel Vengeance • Top Thrill Dragster • Valravn • Wicked Twister • Wilderness Run • Woodstock Express|
|Former||Broadway Trip • Cyclone • Dip the Dips Scenic Railway • Disaster Transport • High Frolics • Jumbo Jet • Leap the Dips • Loop the Loop • Mean Streak • Racer • Scamper • Super Coaster • Switchback Railway • Wild Mouse • Wild Cat • WildCat|