Monday, March 4, 2013

Cedar Point Finishes Constructing New Roller Coaster 'GateKeeper'

Posted By on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 4:01 PM

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Construction work on Cedar Point's new roller coaster, GateKeeper, is wrapping up.

Via the amusement park's media department:

Riders will enjoy the sensation of flight as they climb the 170-foot lift hill along the beach, then charge toward the main gate at speeds up to 67 mph. Their seats will be suspended from the car, allowing them to soar with nothing above or below them. Throughout the 2-minute, 40-second adventure, they’ll undergo six spine-tingling inversions and roll through the two keyholes, flying directly over the approximately 3 million guests who enter the park each year.

Continuing the park's trend of breaking records in the roller coaster world, GateKeeper will break through categories like tallest drop, longest track and most inversions of any winged coaster on the planet. Cedar Point will open May 11.

A promo video shot last summer showcases how GateKeeper will fit in with the park:

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