Opening Delayed for Cedar Point's Newest Coaster

Sandusky, OH - Cedar Point announced Tuesday that the opening of Maverick, the parks 17th roller coaster, will be delayed until early June to make modifications to the coaster's steel track.

The decision to delay the opening of Maverick was based on pre-opening tests and consultation with IntaRide, the manufacturer of the ride. Based on these discussions, it has been determined that three sections of steel track following the launch tunnel should be replaced.

" We apologize to all of our guests for this invconvenience," said John Hildebrandt, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. "This decision was made in the interest of improving the guest experience on the ride and to eliminate excessive stress on the trains."

The modification process is already underway and the park hopes to open the ride by early June.

Cedar Point will be open daily Saturday, May 12 through Labor Day, Sept. 3. It will reopen for a Bonus Weekend on Sept. 7-9 and seven HalloWeekends from Sept. 14-16 through October 16-28, 2007