2010 Best Theme Park Attraction nominee: Cedar Point's Maverick
Written by Robert Niles
Enough with the Orlando parks, okay? Today, let's turn the spotlight back north to America's Roller Coast, as Cedar Point's Maverick joins the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament as the ninth seed in the Best Roller Coaster bracket.Tweet
This Intamin AG custom coaster opened in 2007, sporting a 100-foot, 95-degree initial drop. When the coaster began testing, it also featured a heartline roll after the tunnel, but high stress on the trains at that point ultimately led to the element's removal. (There's just a section of straight track in that place now.)
I'll turn things over to TPI reader Erin B, who offers this great comment on Maverick: "While Maverick may look tame to some, due to its small size, the ride is anything but. This coaster packs some nice speed and surprising elements into a tiny package. Take a ride in the very last seat if you really want to get whipped around. Also, I'd recommend holding on during this ride. My first few rides with my arms in the air left me with bruises for the next few days."
Take a (video) ride for yourself and judge:
What's your take on Maverick? Is the coaster good enough to make a deep run in this year's tournament? Let's hear your thoughts in the comments.
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