Ohio amusement parks hope to bounce back during the 2007 summer season.
"The weather hurt last year," said Bryan Edwards, Cedar Point spokesperson. "It was cool, rainy and dreary."
But, with Cedar Point unveiling it's new thrill ride, Maverick, park officials expect visitors, rain or shine.
This $21-million, Western-themed coaster features a 95-degree first drop, two launch areas, two 360-degree corkscrew rolls, one 360-degree heartline roll, eight airtime-filled hills, one 400-foot-long tunnel, 10 banked turns, from 62 to 92 degrees and a total of 4,450 feet of track length. The speed of the first drop is 57 mph while the second is about 70 mph. The ride can accommodate about 1,200 riders per hour and sits on 5.5 acres.