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Cedar Point announces All-New Thrill Coaster

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Jan 10, 2013

Location:Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Theme Park:Cedar Point
Year Built:coming soon 2013
Coaster Type:Winged Steel
Coaster Speed:67 moh
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Hey all you thrill seekers, watch put as, Cedar Point has officially announced that they are planning a new winged coaster called Gatekeeper to open in May of 2013 designed by Bolliger & Mabillard. The new roller coaster Gatekeeper will be located in the front of the park, and will make permanent changes to not only the landscape, but also the front gate of the Cedar point peninsula.

Gatekeeper will be the longest winged roller coaster and possess the longest drop of any winged roller coaster in the world. Gatekeeper will allow 32 riders on a 2 minute 40 second journey with over 4, 000 feet of twisted blue steel track.

Gatekeeper will feature the following stats:

– Track length: 4,164 feet.

– Lift hill: 170 feet.

– Angle of lift hill: 40 degrees.

– Vertical drop: 164 feet.

– Maximum speed: 67 mph.

– Time: 2 minutes 40 seconds.

– Capacity: Approximately 1,710 riders per hour.

Elements of the ride:

– Wing over drop: Once riders crest the top of the lift hill, the coaster train will rotate 180 degrees to the right, turning them upside down before plummeting toward the ground at speeds in excess of 65 mph.

– Immelmann: A maneuver where riders enter a half loop, go through a half twist and curve out in the opposite direction from which they came.

– Camelback: Riders will fly over a giant, 105-foot-tall camelback hill that will be filled with airtime (weightless sensation).

– Giant flat spin: A 360-degree flip that will provide two different ride experiences for guests on each side of the train.

– Zero-G roll: A flying element that takes riders through two support towers that will dominate Cedar Point’s new main entrance.

– Inclined dive loop: A tight, 180-degree turnaround pushes riders through an overbanked turn and rockets them back toward the station.

– 360-degree in-line-roll: An element that will take riders extremely close to the new massive support towers while flying over guests who are entering the park below.

– Camelback drop: A quick drop that will help propel the train and its guests through the ride’s final spiral element.

– Spiral: Gatekeeper’s track rotates 360 degrees before bringing the coaster train back to the ride station.

So all you thrill seekers looking to get you thrill fix you will want to make Cesar Point a top destination in May of 2013.


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