Maverick Review

by Gazza, 6 months ago
A very unique ride that shows off a broad array of elements, from stengel dives to corkscrews, plus airtime hills and quick transitions, but an uncomfortable harness design spoils the experience a bit.
8
Good

Review Criteria

Good

Enjoyment

A cool coaster, which does a lot of things very well, and combines into something greater than the sum of its parts. Feels quite wild, and runs smoothly, but the restraints hurt a bit.
Good

Effectiveness

The ride was built as a deliberate move to not be the tallest and fastest, and instead focus on being a solid overall experience, and it has done this well.
High

Intensity

Good level intensity. Strong airtime, fast transitions, forceful inversions.
Poor

Rider Comfort

At the time of my visit the train was using the hard Intamin shoulder straps, which hurt to hit your neck on, so a defensive riding is needed, so what should be the rides best aspect becomes its most unpleasant. Since the time of my visit, soft padded vest restraints have been fitted.
Great

Pacing

Very rapid pacing. It feels quick an nimble right from the first drop, and a mid course launch keeps you blazing along. The tight, snappy nature of the elements enhance the sense of speed.
Good

Theming/Storyline

Compared to most Cedar Fair rides it is fairly well themed, with an old wild western style station, plus a timber enclosed launch tunnel.
Good

Upkeep/Presentation

In good condition.
Great

Queue/Efficiency

The ride had a real "Disney" in terms of organisation of the station. Two trains load an unload simultaneously, so things are efficient.