Cedar Point announces Gatekeeper for 2013
The skyline is sure changing at Cedar Point right now. Earlier this year, the park has announced the closures of Wildcat (a Schwarzkopf coaster), Disaster Transport (an Intamin bobsled coaster) and Space Spiral. While Wildcat is in a different area, it is surely missed by everyone. Disaster Transport has been almost torn down. While the facade still stands (for now), the ride is being scrapped with few items being donated to the National Roller Coaster Museum.
So....to what you all have been waiting for. Gatekeeper. While Cedar Point had a little "oopsie" on Saturday evening, the official announcement is taking place as we speak (3:30pm EST).
Gatekeeper will sweep over the main entrance of the park and will drastically change the front area of the park and give a better and more open view of the beach area (near Wicked Twister).
The newest addition to the park will be built by Bolliger and Mabillard coasters and is a "wing rider" type coaster with the seating on the edges of the track (like Wild Eagle and X-Flight).
Some facts about the ride:
-Teal track, white supports
-64 miles per hour
-Double key hole element
-170 feet tall
-Longest drop on a wing rider
-4164 feet long
-Will have no B&M roar
-6 inversions (1-Dive Drop, 2-Immelmann, 3-Giant Corkscrew, 4-Zero-g Roll, 5-Inclined Dive Loop, 6-Zero-g Roll)
Stay with us as we receive the information from Cedar Point in their official press release. You can also visit their website
for information as well.