On the Wings of Gatekeeper

It’s a thrilling ride for Karpinski Engineering – providing electrical engineering, as well as mechanical engineering on hydraulic systems for Cedar Point’s newest roller coaster, GateKeeper, which is set to debut next May. GateKeeper will be the tallest and longest winged roller coaster in the world, also boasting the longest drop of any winged coaster and forever changing the landscape of Cedar Point.

Flying above the park’s main entrance, 32 riders will soar over arriving guests with rolling flyover maneuvers – narrowly fitting through front-gate portals, sliding by buildings and simulating the feeling of flight. Cresting at a 170-foot-tall lift hill, GateKeeper rotates 180 degrees and plummets 164 feet to the ground, reaching speeds of 67 mph. A 360-degree in-line roll, camelback drop and spiral round out the amazing experience that GateKeeper will treat its passengers to next summer.

Rumor has it that the best seat on the ride will be in the very back row, on the left side. For a preview of GateKeeper, visit Cedar Point’s website.

Image courtesy of Cedar Fair

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