Reality15 wrote:Maverick is not an aqua trax. I've seen the blueprints, talked to the programmer, and was a part of the re-construction and programming all through the month of May. The ride is a new product from Intamin called the "Ricochet Lift and Launch" coaster, not an "Aqua Trax".
See, but this is a case of "who you talked to versus who I talked to" and the people I talked to said it WAS originally planned as an Aqua Trax.
Now it could very well be that it was very early in the planning stages and by the time it got to blue prints it was already changed, or perhaps the blue prints you saw or the programmer you talked only knew the project in it's post-changed format.
For example, in the video game world, I have worked on several games that in initial concept are one design, but by the time they actually get put into production end up being something else, but remnants of that original design are still lingering about in the final product and many programmers and artists would have never even known about the original concept.
The latter is what I'm assuming happened to Maverick.