Parts arrive for Cedar Point's Maverick

SANDUSKY Cedar Point's newest coaster is on track to open in June, but only guests 52 inches o
Janet
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Cedar Point's newest coaster is on track to open in June, but only guests  52 inches or taller will be able to ride. After recent tests IntaRide, the coaster's manufacturer, upeed the height requirement from 48 inches.

The ride's planned May 12 debut was delayed after tests revealed the ride's trains received an excessive amount of stress on three sections of the track. Replacement tracks were delivered to Cedar Point early Tuesday morning and installation began soon after.

The ride's original design for the three sections was a heartline roll that would flip riders upside down. The new design will have an "s-curve" that will keep riders above the track as they quickly change direction from right to left. The train will then continue along the existing track.