The old west has never been this wild on Maverick!
Maverick debuted in 2007, shocking visitors with its 95 degree first drop. Maverick boasts a 105-foot first hill, complete with a magnetic lift system, two airtime hills, a twisted horseshoe roll inversion, and a launch tunnel that shoots trains down the track at 70 miles an hour. Maverick is the only roller coaster in the park to have a more-than-vertical drop. Maverick was manufactured by InstaRide LLC, which is a division of the giant Intamin AG, and was designed by Werner Stengel, a German roller coaster designer that has designed many other Cedar Point coasters. Maverick has a total length of exactly 4,450 feet, and had a hefty price tag of $21,000,000.
Four days before Maverick was to opened to the public, Cedar Point officials publicly announced that the ride's opening would be delayed do to three track sections needing to be replaced. The three segments of track made up a heartline roll just under the drop of the first hill, which caused excessive stress to the ride's trains, and it was assumed that the feature would cause discomfort to riders. The section of track was replaced with a simple S-bend, and the ride was opened on May 26, 2007.
Maverick was the 500th roller coaster designed by Werner Stengel, the German mastermind behind some of the world's best roller coasters, including many at Cedar Point. Cedar Point holds Top Thrill Dragster, Millennium Force, Mantis, and Maverick: just some of Stengel's work. Other projects included Kingda Ka, Son of Beast, and El Toro.
Maverick is placed in Frontiertown, near Mean Streak, on the old location of White Water Landing.
Details on Maverick
Height: 105 feet
Speed: 70 miles per hour
Height Requirement: 52 inches
Thrill Level: ★★★★★
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