Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Maverick, a roller coaster at Cedar Point. (The minimum height to ride is 52 inches.)
Written by Steve Pint
This 4,400-foot-long Intamin coaster has a LSM "lift" hill and a LSM launch in a tunnel underneath the station. The first hill is 105 feet tall and drops at a 95 degree angle. The coaster includes several airtime hills and 2 inversions; Maverick originally was supposed to have 3 inversions, but the heartline roll was taken out (It put lots of stress on the trains) leaving Maverick with 2 inversions.
My favorite roller coaster at Cedar Point. Two amazing magnetic launches, an inverted first drop, and several wide-angle barrel rolls and banked turns make this a truly fantastic ride. In addition, the theming around the ride really set a good tone; all in all, a very well done roller coaster. Definitely worth waking up early for! - Emily Kramer
AMAZING ride! The very front is the best to ride, but the first drop is higher than it looks and, especially in the front seat, makes you feel like you're flying out of the seat. But the rest was AMAZING and don't get fooled by the tunnel because it pulls you back in your seat a lot. But overall, GREAT ride!! - Gabe Maldonado
Maverick is a great ride because it incorporates drops with airtime, a launch, inversions, and theming. Only negative is the head whipping throughout the ride. It isn't too bad if you push out against the harness and try to lean into turns.. (9/10) - Lexi R
LOVE this ride. I never tire of it. It's the only ride where I'm consistently breathless at the end because of all its twists and turns. My favorite parts are the first drop, the great airtime going over the first hill, and the tunnel launch. - Roger S
It's a good one but I really really REALLY hate the new intamin cars. I don't like how small they are or the feeling of not being inclosed. I guess I'm a sucker for the more cumbersome box style scheme but I'm sure they can make a sleek modern version without the feeling you're barely in a car. The worst thing is that there's no solid bar to hang on to I can't handle that. With that said the ride is one of the most intense I've ever been on albeit very uncomfortable. The speed-up in the tunnel was wicked. The 95 degree drop wasn't as scary as I thought it would be but it was uncomfortable to me. Really popular ride I just wish intamin would change the cars and give you something to hang on to. - Raymond Ass
Rode 8/29/2012- Amazing ride. Quick turns, great air time. Just one feature after another. I rode this 4 times and never, not even remotely got tired of doing so. The first hill riding in front is great as the 95 degree drop appears right in front of you. In the back whips you around really good. Just watch your head as this ride flips you every way possible, in a fun way!!! Awesome, I am a fan. - Jeff K
This is a ride that surprised me! When I came to Cedarpoint I was really focused on the Dragster (which let me down a bit) and Millennium Force (great up front!). This ride, however, is one of my favourites by far. Beware that if you are like me and like to keep your hands up, you might end up with marks on your arms because of the constant turns knocking them into the shoulder bars (I just have to say that I am not a big fan of Intamin's over the shoulder restraints, other than the Wicked Twister kind). What makes this ride amazing is the constant transitions. It has some great lateral Gs, vertical Gs and amazing airtime. My favourite seat is in the back, just beware that it has some rough transitions (fast, not rough). - Mikael Vagen
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