Cedar Point announces Maverick for 2007

Posted Thursday, September 7, 2006 3:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Cedar Point's new Intamin coaster will combine speed and low curves with a western theme. The lift is powered by LSM motors to 105 feet with a beyond-vertical 95-degree drop. An LSM launch sends the three-car trains out to 70 mph over 4,450 feet of track.

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Sunday, September 10, 2006 11:26 PM
Mamoosh's avatar IMHO Maverick is the greatest coaster Cedar Point has built since Millie. Neither Wicked Twister nor Dragster were enough to prompt me to spend the money to travel from Los Angeles to visit the park. But Maverick does. I've known about Maverick for about nine months and I'm still excited about it.

Maybe some people just need new hobbies? ;)

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Monday, September 11, 2006 12:08 AM
This coaster was about Cedar Point's bragging rights, reclaiming the throne of most coasters from Magic Mountain. More than any other park, Cedar Point targets all claims having to do with roller coaster capitol of the world; like first park to hit the 200, 300 and 400 foot markers. Once SFMM stole the top coaster count from the park, Cedar Fair never lost sight of the goal to reclaim it. Maybe they could have waited until strip malls took over the west's largest park, but victory would not have tasted as sweet.

For me I see Maverick as the final shot of the coasters wars. I guess now we'll see if peace still brings good things to coaster fans, because the coaster wars over the last ten years have been nothing short of amazing.

Nice to see Cedar Point not shying away from ride theming.

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Monday, September 11, 2006 12:20 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Maverick has zero to do with SFMM. It fills whatever void or niche Cedar Point felt it had. Period.
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Monday, September 11, 2006 12:53 AM
Your right, pure happenstance and dumb luck for CP to first hit 200, 300, and 400 foot markers, then to yet again stumble upon the top coaster count. I give CP way too much credit thinking its at all intentional on their part, as if they plan these things.

Sure, Cedar Point has always been comfortable handing out that coaster throne to other parks, like they could care less what happens in Japan, L.A. or New Jersey for that matter. Always very locally focused, what ever fits in and looks good.

Cedar Point does not care to be roller coaster capitol of the world any more? Now that would be news.
*** This post was edited by rc-madness 9/11/2006 1:03:57 AM ***

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Monday, September 11, 2006 10:01 PM
Actually, you're both kinda right. Cedar Point does do a great job building, maintaining and operating their coasters. Appropriateness is certainly the name of the game. Those of us who call ourselves 'enthusiasts' know that SFMM hasn't operated 17 coasters ever. FlashBack has been nothing more than a target for passing birds for who knows how many years now. Maverick officially gives CP the title, and it's not so bad that it happens to be a very fun ride. Not a top ten coaster, but good nonetheless.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006 1:13 AM
Mamoosh's avatar How in the world can you say Maverick isn't a Top 10 coaster before even one person has ridden it?
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Wednesday, September 13, 2006 1:21 AM
Mamoosh's avatar rc-madness said "Cedar Point does not care to be roller coaster capitol of the world any more? Now that would be news."

To say that Maverick is some kind of a direct response to SFMM is ludicrous. Regardless of how many coasters SFMM operates on any given day the claim that they have 17 is valid and true. If Cedar Point only wanted to retain the "most coasters" record Maverick would be their 18th, not 17th.

Cedar Point choose to build Maverick because it fills a niche not filled by any of their other 16 coasters. Nothing more, nothing less. Just one look at how often Cedar Point opens new coasters will show it's obvious the park builds coaster when they feel it necessary to do so, not to obtain or maintain some kind of record. Nor is there a formula or pattern to what they build and when.

Perhaps you're confusing them with the Burke-helmed Six Flags?


*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 9/13/2006 1:22:54 AM ***

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006 1:33 PM
How about lightening up on this site? I had to chuckle at the response I got from my previous post above. First I responded by laughing out loud (which was deleted) because I knew it would ruffle someone's feathers. Just wondered who'd bite first.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's obvious who the experts 'think' they are and that's ok. Just remember there are kids on this site too and we provide the examples. How about a response like..." I think that..." or "My opinion is...". But to call something ludicrous is judging, something we should try to avoid.

OK, your turn.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006 6:47 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Lighten up? Me? Are you even the slightest bit familiar with my post history? I'm more often than not being funny or sarcastic, lol

Anyway I was asking you a simple question: how can you say it's not Top 10 before riding it? I'm not saying you aren't entitled to you opinion, I'm asking you to explain your opinion. If I proclaimed Maverick as my #1 before riding it without saying why I'd expect someone to ask why...right after they laughed at me and called me a tool ;)

I've never claimed to be any kind of expert but I am waiting until I ride Maverick to proclaim it winner or a dud. Until then it is my opinion that the ride looks fun. Whether it actually is fun -- to me -- I'll find out next year. And whether or not the coaster is Top 10 -- for you -- is something you'll know for sure when you finally ride it.

Are we cool? Because I was never flamming you in the first place!

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Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:29 PM
The ride construction is coming along great and everyone is excited.

COOL!

I can't remember who said the ride will bring people to the back of the peninsula, but you are so right. It is a wonderful selection of landscape to place the new ride and it is very important too draw CP fans to the back of the park.

For all who live near or around Cedar Point, I envy you! I wish my travel time was cut down a couple hours so I could visit more often. I have not been to Cedar Point since 2000 but I got a chance to ride millie once. If one of you guys or girls go to CP before the season ends, ride back seat millie for me. I will really appreciate it. :)

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Thursday, September 21, 2006 10:19 PM
Horrible unoriginal naming, which is to be expected at Cedar Point.

Yeah, because there are so many coasters wuth that name already.

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