I rode Maverick today. Here's a quick review:
It's fun. Really fun. But it's not the best ride in the park.
You don't get off saying, "Wow! That was freaking amazing!" It's more like, "Wow. That was super fun. Want to ride again?"
I rode in the back row, and the first drop is crazy. You're out of your seat and back in it in an instant. You can tell you go beyond 90 degrees.
The lift hill itself is cool. You fly up there in no time. It's probably as fast as Millennium Force's, maybe faster. It also rolls back sometimes. A train in front of me rolled back. It does so slowly.
The rest of the ride is really speedy, and you bump your collar (shoulders, head, neck, whatever) a lot because the transitions are so quick. The canyons are fun. There's good airtime once you hit the top and start exiting the airtime hill.
The twisted horseshoe roll is smooth and perfectly heartlined. You hardly move sideways at all.
The launch is taken immediately. There's no stop, and you hardly slow down. You hit the brakes, coast forward, then you're off. The effects in the tunnel are cool. There are lots of light effects. The smoke was not on.
The turn out of the tunnel is really quick, and you fly out of the tiny hole. The brakes catch you, and you drop to the right. I caught a tiny bit of airtime off the drop, but it's cut back because of the brakes.
The S-curve is hardly noticeable. There's a water cannon that shoots above you right as you exit the S-curve. Your picture also is taken there.
The turn under the first drop is immediate, and before you know it, you're in the Stengel dive. It's super fast and feels pretty cool. There's some airtime in the hill afterward, and you turn into the brakes.
Wow. It's really cool. I'm not sure if it'll really be that good to marathon because you'd get a bruised neck or collar. But you could try it and probably learn how to take the quick transitions.
So that's my quick review. 8.5/10.
Has anyone seen what those water jets they were talking about?
The water jets aren't on, but there are three of them in the lagoon next to the turn after the hill following the launch.
There is a water cannon that shoots over the canyon.
Some more no maverick in photo shots... Hmm, something is wrong here...
Nothing's wrong. That's just two ride hosts walking down Snake River Falls' lift. A ride host sits up there. They must have been relieving someone. One's probably the team leader.
I am out of ideas for what to write in this signature box.