SANDUSKY, Ohio – Cedar Point has announced that the track for their new Roller Coaster named “GateKeeper” is finished. Around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, workers connected the last of the 102 pieces of track, closing the 4,164-foot loop. The first hill stands at whopping 170 feet in the air and the coaster will give a new look to the park’s front entrance.
The construction of the track has finished ahead of schedule. The blue-steeled winged coaster will have riders on seats that extend sideways from the track, with nothing above or below them.
The new ride and major renovations to Cedar Point’s main gate represent a total investment of $30 million. With the addition of GateKeeper, Cedar Point will break seven world records, including tallest drop, longest track and most inversions of any winged coaster on the planet. The new coaster will take its place alongside other record-setting legends like Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster.
Cedar Point opens for the season on Saturday May 11th for their 144th season. Cedar Point is a sister park to Michigan’s Adventure in Whitehall, Michigan.