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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Winged|
|Model / product||Custom Wing Coaster|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed67 mph
GateKeeper is a steel winged located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. It is the largest Wing Coaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard. Both Disaster Transport and Space Spiral (an Observation Tower) were removed from the park to make room for the ride.
Design[edit | edit source]
GateKeeper is the tallest, fastest, and longest Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Coaster. The coaster itself is described as a “Front Gate Statement— a roller coaster that flies overhead, rolls and flies back— highly visible above guests entering the park."
Trains[edit | edit source]
The lead car from one of GateKeeper's trains was on show at B&M's IAAPA booth in 2013.
Ride Experience[edit | edit source]
The train is hoisted up a 170 foot lift hill at a 40 degree angle. Once riders crest the top of the lift hill, the train will rotate 180 degrees to the right and the train will fall down the 164 foot "Wing Over Drop" reaching speeds of 67 mph. The coaster then rolls through an adjacent immelmann, and then coast over a 105' camelback hill. Followed by a "Giant Flat Spin" and through a Zero-G Roll—which includes two key-hole towers. At the bottom of the zero g roll, the train coasts through an inclined diving loop, then through an inline roll adjacent to the keyhole towers. The train continues through a mid-course brake-run, a camelback drop, a 360° helix, a small bunny-hop and then into the main brakes.
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|Roller coasters at Cedar Point|
|Present||Blue Streak • Cedar Creek Mine Ride • Corkscrew • GateKeeper • Gemini • Iron Dragon • Magnum XL-200 • Maverick • Millennium Force • Raptor • Rougarou • Steel Vengeance • Top Thrill Dragster • Valravn • Wicked Twister • Wilderness Run • Woodstock Express|
|Former||Broadway Trip • Cyclone • Dip the Dips Scenic Railway • Disaster Transport • High Frolics • Jumbo Jet • Leap the Dips • Loop the Loop • Mean Streak • Racer • Scamper • Super Coaster • Switchback Railway • Wild Mouse • Wild Cat • WildCat|