Replacement track sections for the Maverick were delivered to Cedar Point early this morning, and installation has begun.
The new sections of track were fabricated at a manufacturing plant in Europe for IntaRide, the ride manufacturer. The track segments were flown into New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and arrived at Cedar Point by truck Monday night.
The decision to replace the track sections was made by a representative of IntaRide after he took a test ride on the coaster, park spokesman Robin Innes said. The height requirement for the ride was also increased from 48 to 52 inches per the IntaRide representative's recommendation.
The ride experience will still be very similar to the original plan, Innes said. Instead of a heartline roll, the train will dive on an S-curve through the canyon.
Innes said the work is on schedule and Maverick is still expected to open in early June.
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