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Photos: Gatekeeper winged roller coaster at Cedar Point

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)
The Gatekeeper winged coaster will fly over Cedar Point’s front entrance as the new icon of the Ohio amusement park. (Cedar Point)
The 4,100-foot-long Gatekeeper winged coaster covers an area of 3.5 acres at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Riders sit on either side of the track in a winged formation on the Swiss-based Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider coaster. (Cedar Point)
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)
The Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point will rotate upside down before plummeting into a dive drop at speeds topping 65 mph. (Cedar Point)
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)
The Gatekeeper winged coaster will perform a zero-G roll through a pair of keyhole towers above a new Cedar Point entrance. (Cedar Point)
The Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point will feature a total of six inversions, including a corkscrew spin. (Cedar Point)
The new Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point will feature several airtime camelback hills. (Cedar Point)
Work continues on the Gatekeeper winged roller coaster set to open May 11 at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
A worker cleans up around a Gatekeeper train loaded with water dummies as Cedar Point prepares to open the new winged coaster. (Cedar Point)
A worker inspects a Gatekeeper train on the lift hill as Cedar Point prepares to open the new winged coaster. (Cedar Point)
Gatekeeper begins to enter the twisting first drop as the winged coaster goes through a series of test runs at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Gatekeeper flies through the twin keyhole element atop the entrance to Cedar Point during a test run of the winged coaster. (Cedar Point)
Gatekeeper navigates through the twin keyhole element during a test run of the winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Gatekeeper is silhouetted against a cloudy blue sky during a test run of the winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
The Gatekeeper winged coaster takes its place at Cedar Point next to the Wicked Twister coaster, Giant Wheel and Windseeker swing ride. (Cedar Point)
The view from the shore of the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point during construction. (Cedar Point)
The view from the top of Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Water dummies take a spin through a keyhole element on the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Riders prepare to depart on the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Looking down the inverted first drop of the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Riders travel through a dive portion of the Gatekeeper winged coaster track at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Riders fly into an inversion on the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Riders navigate a turn on the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
Riders pass over the front gate of Cedar Point aboard the Gatekeeper winged coaster. (Cedar Point)
Riders navigate through a keyhole element on the Gatekeeper winged coaster at Cedar Point. (Cedar Point)
The 1979 Wildcat coaster was removed this year at Cedar Point, dropping the Ohio amusement park’s overall coaster count. (Cedar Point)
The 1985 Disaster Transport bobsled coaster was removed this year at Cedar Point, dropping the Ohio amusement park’s overall coaster count. (Cedar Point)
Riders navigate a turn on the Wild Eagle winged coaster built by Swiss-based Bolliger & Mabillard at Tennessee’s Dollywood theme park. (Dollywood )
Concept art of the Wild Eagle winged roller coaster at Tennessee’s Dollywood theme park. (Dollywood )
The X-Flight winged roller coaster at Six Flags Great America amusement park outside Chicago flies through a signature keyhole tower. (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 )
Concept art of the Swarm winged roller coaster built by B&M at England’s 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 )
Concept art of the Raptor winged roller coaster built by B&M at Italy’s Gardaland theme park. (Gardaland)
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