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Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

OK these are freaking cool. https://cedarpointonlineshop.com/

Made it out to Cedar Point this past weekend, October 17th-18th with my mom and dad to visit my sister working at the park. My sister works at Dorney, but since they closed early, a bunch of full time

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This could be the best ride in the park and world.

 

Well, it does look like fun, but what world would you be speaking of? Just curious.

 

Well, I did hear that Amusement Today called an emergency session to have a re-vote on the Golden Tickets to include Maverick. Word has it that it will be named the Golden Ticket's number one steel coaster by Friday.

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^^^ Yea Im also scared of being launched in pitch black darkness (assuming it will be that way in the tunnel), that will be an interesting experience.

 

Wouldnt it be funny if it wasnt called maverick...we all are so used to calling it that, it better be.

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Did anyone else notcie that they time the launch so that it duels? The trains meet (in the video atleast) at the drop, on the wierdo dive thing (stengal dive?) and on the last air hill. Looks sweet.

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Did anyone else notcie that they time the launch so that it duels? The trains meet (in the video atleast) at the drop, on the wierdo dive thing (stengal dive?) and on the last air hill. Looks sweet.

That is likely a product of the animator. In reality, it would take some killer operations to get it to work that way.

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^^^I figured that much was so, thats why I put "In the video atleast". It would be cool if they held the launch though so that it did duel. Though highly unlikely, I think it would be cool.

 

-Justin "Maybe have the drive through there for when your waiting to launch" Seabaugh

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For the love of god and all that is holy, did anyone save that video? Please PM me if you did. I am going to bed and am going to have a hard time sleeping and I have a Drafting and Drawing test in the morning for my A&P Tech classes.

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Psst, did you hear Cedar Point is getting a new coaster?

 

Sorry, just had to be done. I wonder how many people will claim "I told ya so" come tomorrow? Not that it matters...the bottom line is they're getting a new coaster and that's gotta rock!!!

 

The most interesting thing is that on coaster fanatics, there are actually people who have it added as one of their coaster credits....hmmm?

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Calm down. It is only a few hours away. And then if you can't see it the exact minute it is announced, here is a thought, wait.

 

Patience. You don't have to be the first one to see it when there are going to be thousands of people that know about it right after you.

 

Jay "For the love of God and all that is holy" Willis

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I have the link still up and the video plays (But it doesn't play for my friends).. it sucks because I don't know how to save videos from YouTube, I don't think you can. I tried filming it with my video camera, but my video camera doesn't want to work correctly, oh well...

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NOTE: We've updated the Maverick Construction Photos Update Page on Tuesday 1/09/07:

http://www.themeparkreview.com/cedarpoint2007/maverick.htm

 

 

This time thanks to our friends at www.coastercrew.com for the new pics!

Thanks guys! --Robb

 

 

Maverick - the park's 17th roller coaster - Announced!

http://maverick.cedarpoint.com/

 

Cedar Point has once again set itself apart from the rest of the amusement park industry -- and named its new, one-of-kind coaster accordingly.

 

After nearly one year of speculation, the park revealed early this morning that Maverick -- a $21 million terrain-hugging coaster that whips passengers dangerously close to the ground -- is the mystery ride being build in the northwestern corner of the peninsula. The Western-themed roller coaster will open in May 2007.

 

Maverick -- which means independent in thought and action -- will carry riders along the 4,450-foot-long course by way of steam-era styled trains.

 

Linear synchronous motors will propel the train to the top of a 105-foot-tall first hill. From there, it's more than straight down.

 

Maverick will take riders down at a 95-degree angle at speeds up to 57 mph to within a few feet of the ground, deceiving the riders into thinking they are going to hit the rocks.

 

In comparison, former record-breaking roller coasters, Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster, have angles of 80 and 90 degrees.

 

"A lot of this coaster is going to be close to the ground," said park spokesman Bryan Edwards. "This will be a very themed coaster. There will be rock formations and valleys."

 

While Edwards acknowledges some people may have been expecting a 500-foot-tall coaster, some were expecting something as unique as the Maverick -- an original ride and design that no other park has, he said.

 

"This is a different ride experience," Edwards said. "We have been building taller and faster, and taller and faster doesn't always equal more fun, according to the guests," Edwards said. "We are going in a different direction. There are people who look at Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster and say, 'No Way.'"

 

What Maverick offers that is more special is that just when riders think it's over, it's not, Edwards said.

 

Throughout the two-minute, 30-second ride, passengers will also experience eight airtime-filled hills, three inversions and a second launch through a dark tunnel while reaching speeds of 70 mph.

 

"This will be the most heavily themed coaster we have ever done," Edwards said.

 

Being built on 5.5 acres between the Mean Streak roller coaster and Thunder Canyon water ride in Frontiertown, Maverick will be Cedar Point's 17th roller coaster -- more than any other place in the world, Edwards said. The addition of Maverick will also bring Cedar Point's arsenal of rides to 69.

 

Maverick will operate Six 12-passenger trains with three cars, with four seats per car, per train. Tiered seating on the coaster's cars for better viewing (similar to stadium seating)

 

All riders on Maverick must be at least 48” tall to ride. Because of this height requirement, Maverick is a coaster that the entire family can enjoy.

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maverickaerial.wmv

Maverick Aerial Video

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Did anyone else notcie that they time the launch so that it duels? The trains meet (in the video atleast) at the drop, on the wierdo dive thing (stengal dive?) and on the last air hill. Looks sweet.

That is likely a product of the animator. In reality, it would take some killer operations to get it to work that way.

What?!?!? An Animator?!?!!? I thought that was live video from last off season when they had secretly built and tested the ride! They only took it down during the 2006 season so people wouldn't know what the ride was! They are rebuilding it again now that they know it works.

 

--Robb

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Did anyone else notcie that they time the launch so that it duels? The trains meet (in the video atleast) at the drop, on the wierdo dive thing (stengal dive?) and on the last air hill. Looks sweet.

That is likely a product of the animator. In reality, it would take some killer operations to get it to work that way.

What?!?!? An Animator?!?!!? I thought that was live video from last off season when they had secretly built and tested the ride! They only took it down during the 2006 season so people wouldn't know what the ride was! They are rebuilding it again now that they know it works.

 

--Robb

 

 

BRILLIANT! I CANT BELIVE I DIDNT THINK OF THAT MYSELF! XDDD

 

Ps. only 29 minutes till this thread is obselete!

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I guess my problem with this whole thing is why is everyone making such a big deal out of this??? It's not really new, different, special, anything. Is it just because it's at CP? I don't even remember this much buzz before Voyage was announced!

 

Can anyone enlighten me as to why this is such a big deal? I think there have already been better rides announced for next year!

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So since everyone else has turned this into a posting whore topic, I decided to get my post in too. Did you hear that Cedar Point is getting a new coaster? Holy crap! I bet it's gunna be something with a red track and take up way too much space

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I guess my problem with this whole thing is why is everyone making such a big deal out of this??? It's not really new, different, special, anything. Is it just because it's at CP? I don't even remember this much buzz before Voyage was announced!

 

Can anyone enlighten me as to why this is such a big deal? I think there have already been better rides announced for next year!

 

Griffon?

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