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Gatekeeper Construction Update

January 4, 2013

When Cedar Point announced their new-for-2013 Wing Coaster, many enthusiasts wondered how it would change the park’s skyline. Now that Gatekeeper is under construction, pretty much everyone is amazed with how nice the entrance will look.

So far they have completed the track on the lift hill, the first drop, the Immelmann Loop, the airtime hill, and the beginning of the first corkscrew.

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It will be the world’s tallest Wing Rider at one hundred seventy feet. That first inversion/drop thingy will also be a record breaker.

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Because I live in Florida, I often forget that there is snow elsewhere. Often people don’t realize that Cedar Point’s rides are built in freezing temperatures.

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So far that’s what’s been built of the two towers that riders will fly through. It’s not much yet but they’ll be bigger eventually.

Thanks to CoasterForce for the pictures

Here’s an animated POV of Gatekeeper:

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What do you think? Please comment. Thanks for reading! :-)

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One Comment
  1. I think that it’s time for another update as the track is now completed!

    Thanks for your post!

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