This iconic roller coaster was built as part of a major revamp of Cedar Point Amusement Park's main entrance gate. GateKeeper is a B&M Wing Coaster, the 5th of its kind in the world. The roller coaster debuted in 2013 as the tallest, fastest, longest, and most inverting Wing Coaster. It also featured the highest inversion in the world with the 170-foot Wing Over drop.
GateKeeper is called a Wing Coaster because the trains straddle the steel track with individual two-seat cars on each side. Like an inverted coaster, your legs dangle from the seat with no bottom and nothing below you.
What makes this roller coaster iconic is the layout that passes directly over Cedar Point's main gate. The massive 8-car, 32-passenger trains navigate through keyholes in two support structures over the main gate. Because of its placement, it should be no surprise that this roller coaster is frequently photographed.
|2013||Steel||Wing Coaster||Bolliger & Mabillard|
Inversions: Immelmann, Corkscrew, Zero-G Roll, Inclined Dive Loop, Inline Twist
Opening date: May 11, 2013
Estimated cost: $30 million
Train has eight cars with one row each, seating four abreast per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall and less than 79 inches tall
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