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GateKeeper

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GateKeeper
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Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since May 11, 2013
Cost $25,000,000
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Winged
Model / product Custom Wing Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,710
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height170 feet
Drop164 feet
Top speed67 mph
Length4,164 feet
Inversions6
Duration2:40
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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]

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]

The lead car from one of GateKeeper's trains was on show at B&M's IAAPA booth in 2013.

Ride Experience[edit]

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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.

References[edit]

Highest inversion on a roller coaster
May 2013–present
Preceded by
Volcano, The Blast Coaster
Highest inversion on a roller coaster
May 2013–present
Succeeded by
None