Maverick Opening Delayed til June!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:24 PM
Let the Intamin bashing begin!

Oh wait, it has. ;)

Like Rob said, there are OTHER coasters to enjoy. ;)

As for myself that changes my plans this weekend. More gas money for the big Holiwood Nights trip next weekend! :)

My whole attitude is.....I don't care. I will ride it eventually. :) I can go up there anytime. Dragster (and Maverick)will just have to wait till Coastermania. :)

-Tina

<----forever an Intamin fan despite their issues.

*** Edited 5/8/2007 7:27:36 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:30 PM
I know *I* wouldn't sign a contract with Intamin unless there were many many "stipulations".

The chain-lift coasters seem to work well (other than the restraint systems)...

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:44 PM
The problem is the heartline.

http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070508/FREE/70508011/1096&Profile=1096

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:49 PM
^I knew that thing looked too good to be true when I saw it in October. The question is what are they going to do with it. Since they have said that only three pieces of track will simplify the options and while I do hope that the replacement some sort of inversion Im not holding out hope. Looks like Mavrick's biggest "wow factor" element for me is simply going to be taken out :(.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:49 PM
Can't wait for the coaster drama! :)

-Tina

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:53 PM
Halltd, very interesting link - thank you.

What's interesting is that your link points to the heartline, while the Cedar Point web site says the three pieces are after the launch. Granted the heartline is after the launch as well, who knows.

Can't wait to see the new track when it arrives.

Tom

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 4:11 PM
There is a big difference between them just delaying the opening and them removing an inversion. I hope they don't have to do the latter.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 4:29 PM
This is something that should have been cought in the planning stages. There is no excuse for something this major to be found less than a week before the park opens.

All the g-forces and stress on the trains and track are calculated on a computer before the damn thing is even built. Why was this not cought? Once again....my hats off to intiman for another job well done.

It is beyond me why cedarpoint went with them again after the whole dragster and wicked twister mess, and the millennium force issue as well with the whole seat belt thing.

Just my 2 cents.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 4:44 PM
I saw the new Cedar Point commercial on Maverick and I don't like it. It is in black and white and don’t really show the good parts of the ride.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 5:32 PM
The weirdest thing happened to me a few weeks ago. I had a dream that a boat crashed and some its load damaged Maverick and it had to be rebuilt and was not opened for opening day. I just blew it off as one of my crazy dreams but look now. It is sad that we will have to wait to ride but the headline saying "Maverick Opening Delayed til June" is better to see than "Maverick Closed due to Severe Rider Injuries."
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 5:37 PM
Maybe the only reason why CP is buying Intamin's coasters is because eveybody else wised up and saw what junk they were. Then again, SF will probably buy one and have WORSE problems than CP.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 6:09 PM
I love all the Intamin bashing when their coasters are consistently rated as some of the top rides in the world. At least they are fixing the problem now instead of opening so half of the people here could moan about it being down then.

I always thought the roll seemed iffy, like it would be pretty rough, but we'll see.
*** Edited 5/8/2007 10:10:10 PM UTC by Willh51***

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 6:16 PM
Well...I guess that the year head start wasn't enough.

You'd think that with an extra season's worth of construction time they would have had this thing complete and tested in time to discover any issues. Honestly, this thing should have been running and testing a VERY long time ago.

I think that both Intamin/IntaRide and CF are equally to blame. I'm not to sure what CF was thinking signing this company with a bad track record yet again.

CF will get hear about it in many ways. They'll have plenty of upset customers. And plenty of people who won't show up at all.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 6:20 PM
How good a ride is and how well it operates are two entirely different things, that should be equally emphaised in picking a coaster. It doesnt matter how good a ride is if a park cannot consistantly keep it open (see Intamin rides) and is as much a faliure as a ride that is realiable but is a horrible ride.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 7:51 PM
I am sure that one of the workers for Intamin had to of ridden it by now, I guess they must of felt something they didnt like, but starting so long ago, this is kind of unacceptable.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 8:06 PM
^ Sandor. When he says something isn't safe, you'd better effin' listen.
*** Edited 5/9/2007 12:07:09 AM UTC by rOLLocOASt***
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 8:30 PM
Man I can't wait for all you Cedar Point and Intamin haters to stop going to the park and never ride an Intamin again. You know you all love Intamins, so give them a break. Geesh.

Cedar Point is still the best park in the world and has the best coasters. Once they fix Maverick, it will still be one of the best ones out there.

I can see people's issue if they were going to a park with one or two coasters. But, even without Maverick, they still have more coasters than anyone else, so suck it up and have fun.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 8:33 PM
You know, you could just let people vent their disappointment without sounding like a ravenous fanboy.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 8:39 PM
halltd, you're absolutely right! I do love Intamins! It's just hard to love them when it's an operational crapshoot.

I'm fortunate enough to be there a lot on weekends. I, along with many other readers, see the issues that they have on TTD, WT and MF on a regular basis. Luckily the B&M products operate on a regular basis with little issue.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 8:53 PM
This delay further proves the advice I always give about finalizing trip plans -- especially buying airfare -- before a new ride is open and proven to be running reliably: don't do it! ;)

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