Maverick Opening Delayed til June!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:29 PM
Three sections of track need replacing. I bet this will change a lot of people's plans for the next 3 weeks.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070508/cltu075.html?.v=79

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:33 PM
This is a joke...right?
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:33 PM
Go Intamin!
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:34 PM
Yikes. I hope the $21 million price tag just came down some!
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:37 PM
Bummer...

Still 16 other coasters to enjoy. Just have to wait a lil later to ride Mavy.

~Rob Willi

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:39 PM
Its not like Intamin to replace stuff before an accident...interesting.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:42 PM
So I guess booking a room at breakers for the early ride time was a waste of money):

I should have just bought the joe cool membership.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:44 PM
Boy Cedar Point really sucks, they can't get their new ride running at the start of the season yet again!


(sarcasm mode off)

Seriously though, those posts would be done (without sarcasm) if it was Six Flags rather than CP...

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:46 PM
Considering CP had the coaster built last fall, I don't see how anyone could blame the park for this. It's Intamin's fault.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:55 PM
You can blame the park, easily. It is indeed Intamin's fault, but who bought yet another coaster from the not so reliable Intamin?
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 1:58 PM
Well, this sucks since I'll be there for the second weekend, but oh well. I wonder though what exact sections are being replaced and what they're being changed into.

It's on their website now: http://www.cedarpoint.com

*** Edited 5/8/2007 5:59:42 PM UTC by bobthecoasterguy***

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 2:01 PM
A 'Guest experience and train stress' change reads 'high-speed Arrow transition' to me...

-CO

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 2:02 PM
I'm bet they are just re-shaping the segments to have a wider radius of curvature and/or higher banking to reduce the forces. I wonder if the wicked-looking zero-G roll is involved though.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 2:05 PM
Maybe they should've tested earlier? Good they caught the problems before it opened.

You know they can't be happy about rescheduling a media day event.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 2:09 PM
I am guessing the track being replaced is the beginning of the turn right after the launch. It is probably awkward and painful. They probably have to dismantle part of the tunnel to get the track in there.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 2:14 PM
There is probably a little more to the story. Computers should be telling the companies a lot about how the ride will work so stresses in that area shouldn't be something too unknown. I'd be willing to bet that something happened to cause the change so abruptly. I would guess something happened to one of the trains in that area which is why they want the change for stress on the trains. I could be completely wrong, but I think theres a little more to this than the just decided after testing that changes needed to be made.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 2:18 PM
Just one word.

Oops.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:11 PM
No doubt this is the manufacturer's fault. If they have to replace track, that's not Cedar Point's doing.

Let's hear it for Intamin!!!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:13 PM
I still don't see the difference between the track profile after the tunnel and the track profile after the launch of Rita. They're even going the same speed. I think the problem is more than just profile.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:15 PM
^Unless of course the track was damaged during transport, construction or testing.

Maybe they also found out that riders would be subjected to forces that donĀ“t go with their idea to make this a family-ride.
(in referrence to MikeyB)

*** Edited 5/8/2007 7:16:03 PM UTC by tricktrack***

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