Cedar Point today released its official on-ride POV video for its new Bolliger & Mabillard Wing coaster, Gatekeeper.
The Sandusky, Ohio theme park has posted two videos for the ride, one from each side of the coaster train. On a wing coaster, the seats sit on either side of the track, making for some different visuals, especially for a coaster that spends as much time on its side, as this one does.
My son and I plan on being there Opening Day, early admission with our Platinum Passes, running to Gatekeeper with the rest of the coaster geeks! Can't wait! Now I wonder if they got Blue Streak repaired in time for opening day. By the way, Robert, why didn't you have a "ride both sides in person, then decide" option? We plan on riding both sides, and I don't care how long the line is.
For some reason, the left side feels more natural to me, but the right side looked more intense in the video. I voted for the right side because of the intensity, but I'm pretty sure I'll be riding the left side. If that makes sense. If I go.
That looks awesome, regardless of which side you're on. The name "Gatekeeper" is kinda lame, though. I'll be there in October, can't wait. It's always nice to ride a coaster while it's still new and smooth running.
I voted left side; it has a better view of the beach. I have to say that the first time I saw the big drop I screamed at my computer. The part that goes through those towers are just great. I had a friend who liked to drive from Tampa to Cedar Point (non-stop) just for the weekend. I have heard people say that Cedar Point is even better than Disney world. Mmmmm, apples and oranges. Still, coasters like this one is what make so many people love that park (plus the gorgeous geography)