Sunday, November 19, 2006

New for 2007!

Cedar Point recently announced their plans for the 2007 season, and it's all about Maverick, the world-renown park's 17th coaster. Debuting in May, Maverick will feature one of the steepest drops in coaster history--95 degrees--and a one-of-a-kind original element, the twisted horseshoe roll.

Designed by Intaride, LLC, the American division of the Swiss company Intamin AG, Maverick utilizes several of their signature elements, including tiered seating for better sight lines, the linear synchronous motor launching system, and a magnetic braking system. At 4,450 feet long, with more than eight airtime hills, tight low to the ground design and a second 70mph launch, Maverick will give riders about two and a half minutes of pure, unadulterated joy.

There are a selection of videos on their website, including an on-ride POV, which you can see here. You can also watch a series of interviews with park people and designers here.

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