Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cedar Point's all-new GateKeeper

Cedar Point is home to some of the best roller coasters in the world. Groundbreaking rides like Magnum XL-200, Millenium Force, Maverick, Mantis, Raptor and so many more have helped to make "The Point" the consistent favorite theme park around.  The park disappointingly hasn't added a new coaster since 2007's Maverick, but all that's about to change...

Coming May 11, 2013, Cedar Point's newest record breaker will burst on to the scene with a flourish and coaster enthusiasts from all around will be flocking in droves to ride the park's brand-new thriller.  Gatekeeper is the newest of so called "wing coasters" that have become the latest rage at theme parks all over.

The ride is being built on the site of the old Disaster Transport and will be one of the first things people will notice upon entering the park.  A wing coaster is one where riders sit on either side of the track, giving them a whole new perspective of flying.  These rides have become very popular and Cedar Point's is going to be a doozy, with the longest drop of any coaster of its kind at 164 feet, a 360-degree spiral, speeds of up to 67 mph, and tons of cool drops and loops.  Also featured on Gatekeeper is the first of its kind Zero-G Roll, in which riders fly through two support towers right near the main entrance of the park.

The Zero-G Roll

Gatekeeper looks like its going to be another classic among one of the most classic collections of coasters around, and I only wish I were going there this summer to give it a try.  In the meantime, check out a preview of this new monster:

1 comment:

  1. Cedar Point with huge roller coaster amazing. Waiting to see this coaster on May 11, 2013.
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