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roller coaster
Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since May 11, 2013
Cost $25,000,000
Replaced Disaster Transport and Space Spiral
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Winged - Out and Back
Model / product Wing Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1710
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height170 feet
Drop164 feet
Top speed67 mph
Length4164 feet

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.

History[edit | edit source]

The official unveiling of GateKeeper on August 13, 2012

GateKeeper was officially announced on August 13, 2012[1], shortly after the demolition of Disaster Transport commenced.

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

Design[edit | edit source]

GateKeeper was the fastest and tallest Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Coaster when it opened. 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."

There are two "keyhole" elements — narrow slots which the coaster passes through — which form part of the entrance to Cedar Point.

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

Ride Experience[edit | edit source]

GateKeeper layout.png

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 drop, reaching speeds of 67 mph. The roller coaster then rolls through a 140 foot adjacent Immelmann, and then coasts over a 125 foot camelback hill.[2] 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.

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Highest inversion on a roller coaster
May 11, 2013 – May 3, 2019
Preceded by
Volcano The Blast Coaster
Highest inversion on a roller coaster
May 11, 2013 – May 3, 2019
Succeeded by
Yukon Striker

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