When the ride was first built, it had three inversions.  The third inversion, a 360° heartline roll, took place just after the trains made this turn over the former Swan Boats pond.   However, it was determined during testing that the g-forces during that quick roll would be too high.  So, before the ride ever opened to the public, new track was designed without an inversion.  In just about three weeks, the new track was assembled, installed, and tested.  Despite this major change to the coaster, Maverick's public opening was only delayed by a couple of weeks.

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