Gatekeeper
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Photos: Gatekeeper winged roller coaster at Cedar Point

Gatekeeper
The Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point is billed as the tallest, fastest and longest winged coaster with the highest inversion of any coaster in the world. (Cedar Point)
Front gate flyover
The Gatekeeper winged coaster will fly over Cedar Point’s front entrance as the new icon of the Ohio amusement park. (Cedar Point)
Track layout
The 4,100-foot-long Gatekeeper winged coaster covers an area of 3.5 acres at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Winged coaster
Riders sit on either side of the track in a winged formation on the Swiss-based Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider coaster. (Cedar Point)
Lifthill
After climbing a 170-foot-tall lift hill, the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point will perform the highest inversion of any coaster in the world. (Cedar Point)
First drop
The Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point will rotate upside down before plummeting into a dive drop at speeds topping 65 mph. (Cedar Point)
Two towers
The Gatekeeper winged coaster will pass over the new Cedar Point entrance twice - first during a zero-G roll through a pair of keyhole towers and again during a 360-degree inline roll. (Cedar Point)
Keyhole
The Gatekeeper winged coaster will perform a zero-G roll through a pair of keyhole towers above a new Cedar Point entrance. (Cedar Point)
Corkscrew spin
The Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point will feature a total of six inversions, including a corkscrew spin. (Cedar Point)
Camelback hill
The new Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point will feature several airtime camelback hills. (Cedar Point)
Under construction
Work continues on the Gatekeeper winged roller coaster set to open May 11 at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Winged train
A worker cleans up around a Gatekeeper train loaded with water dummies as Cedar Point prepares to open the new winged coaster. (Cedar Point)
Lift hill
A worker inspects a Gatekeeper train on the lift hill as Cedar Point prepares to open the new winged coaster. (Cedar Point)
First drop
Gatekeeper begins to enter the twisting first drop as the winged coaster goes through a series of test runs at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Main entrance
Gatekeeper flies through the twin keyhole element atop the entrance to Cedar Point during a test run of the winged coaster. (Cedar Point)
Keyhole element
Gatekeeper navigates through the twin keyhole element during a test run of the winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Sunny skies
Gatekeeper is silhouetted against a cloudy blue sky during a test run of the winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Waterfront location
The Gatekeeper winged coaster takes its place at Cedar Point next to the Wicked Twister coaster, Giant Wheel and Windseeker swing ride. (Cedar Point)
Beachfront property
The view from the shore of the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point during construction. (Cedar Point)
Looking down
The view from the top of Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Test drive
Water dummies take a spin through a keyhole element on the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
In the station
Riders prepare to depart on the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
First drop
Looking down the inverted first drop of the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
High dive
Riders travel through a dive portion of the Gatekeeper winged coaster track at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Upside down
Riders fly into an inversion on the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Around the bend
Riders navigate a turn on the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Front gate
Riders pass over the front gate of Cedar Point aboard the Gatekeeper winged coaster. (Cedar Point)
Through the keyhole
Riders navigate through a keyhole element on the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Wildcat
The 1979 Wildcat coaster was removed this year at Cedar Point, dropping the Ohio amusement park’s overall coaster count. (Cedar Point)
Disaster Transport
The 1985 Disaster Transport bobsled coaster was removed this year at Cedar Point, dropping the Ohio amusement park’s overall coaster count. (Cedar Point)
Dollywood
Riders navigate a turn on the Wild Eagle winged coaster built by Swiss-based Bolliger & Mabillard at Tennessee’s Dollywood theme park. (Dollywood )
Wild Eagle
Concept art of the Wild Eagle winged roller coaster at Tennessee’s Dollywood theme park. (Dollywood )
X-Flight
The X-Flight winged roller coaster at Six Flags Great America amusement park outside Chicago flies through a signature keyhole tower. (Six Flags)
Six Flags
Riders sit on either side of the track in a winged formation on the B&M-built X-Flight roller coaster at Six Flags Great America amusement park outside Chicago. (Six Flags )
Swarm
Concept art of the Swarm winged roller coaster built by B&M at England’s Thorpe Park. (Thorpe Park )
Thorpe Park
Riders fly past props scattered around the post-apocalyptic themed Swarm winged roller coaster at England’s Thorpe Park. (Thorpe Park )
Raptor
Concept art of the Raptor winged roller coaster built by B&M at Italy’s Gardaland theme park. (Gardaland)
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