Maverick will take Cedar Point guests on an adventurous journey by boarding steam-era-styled coaster trains with an ultra-sleek profile that will carry them along the 4,450-foot-long course. Linear synchronous motors will propel the train to the top of a 105-foot-tall first hill. From there, it's not straight down - it's more than straight down! Maverick will take its passengers down to Earth at an astonishing 95-degree angle at speeds of up to 57 mph to within five feet above the ground! From there, the train will hug the terrain as it twists and banks around hairpin turns with quick but smooth changes in direction. Throughout the 2-minute, 30-second ride, passengers will also experience eight "airtime-filled hills," three inversions and a second launch through a dark tunnel that will leave them in awe as they reach speeds of 70 mph!
With the introduction of Maverick in 2007, Cedar Point home of the world's largest collection of thrill rides, will also have more roller coasters than any other amusement park in the world.
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Launches: First zero to 57 mph up a 105-foot tall hill; Second accelerates the moving train to 70 mph through a 400-foot long tunnel
Located on 5.5 acres in Frontierland between the Mean Streak roller coaster and Thunder Canyon water ride.
Estimated cost: $21 million
Train has six cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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