Cedar Point 2013 - GateKeeper?

Cedar Point: Did the park post pictures?

From Tim Chatlos
Posted August 12, 2012 at 11:55 AM

It appears that the Cedar Point website accidentally posted several renderings of the new B&M Wing Rider that is set to be announced tomorrow. The pages were quickly taken down but not before fans were able to grab a few screenshots.

From Josh Morgra
Posted August 12, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Yes Tim I saw them too!! Very excited, but what happend was they realsed it a day early on accadent. The offical press will be tommarow (Aguest 13, 2012). Im sure they will relase more information, I was going to write a discussion about it tommarow but you beat me to it ;). However I have forund some information about it already! Such as it will be made by B&M as a wing coaster, it will be the tallest (17 stories) of it type and a the fastest at 67mph and be about 2min and 40 sec.

From Bradley Keith
Posted August 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM
Man, it looks like just what Cedar Point needs. Space Spiral was a classic, maybe Disaster Transport too, but I've pretty much forgotten about them already. A white or natural steel color would be what I'd have picked in terms of the track. My only complaint is how similar it is to Leviathan (but not at all except cosmetic, obviously.) It brings back the question when all the Windseekers debut. Is Cedar Fair starting to seem more like Six Flags?

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 12, 2012 at 2:39 PM
Accidentally? Yeah, right. In today's "gotta keep one step ahead of the competition" world, posting that kind of information onan "official" website, then pulling it and claiming it was accidentally posted simply whets our appetite more. People who frequent sites like this and others I post on are going to lap it up, spread the word, and get even more people excited about this week's announcement. Look how much has already been written about a coaster that hasn't even been "officially" announced.

Blondie had a song called Accidents Never Happen. Elvis Costello had one called Accidents Will Happen. In this case, take your pick..although I prefer Heart Of Glass and Alison :)

From Bradley Keith
Posted August 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM
I'd say you are right about that. I have spread the word, looked at pictures and certainly gotten more excited. I don't see how a website could "accidently" put pictures on. At first I thought it was an accident but I have realized this was just a teaser sort of thing. I am even pretty sure the same thing happened with Leviathan and/or other Cedar Fair coasters. This might seem like a dumb question, but why is the name Gatekeeper? Simply because of what this thing does with the gate (enterance) of the park?

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 12, 2012 at 4:39 PM
^^I didn't even think of that. But my brain's fried from 12+ hours at Great Adventure yesterday. I've submitted a trip report..I hope to see it posted.

From James Koehl
Posted August 12, 2012 at 5:07 PM
I was at Cedar Point yesterday- they're having a big "reveal" on Monday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. outside the main gate. A large section of Disaster Transport is already down- everything from the lift hill to the parking lot has been demolished, and huge piles of sorted scrap metal are in the former employee parking lot. Funny how I miss a ride that everyone- including me- complained about. Good-bye, Avalanche Walk-in-a-Box!

From Bradley Keith
Posted August 12, 2012 at 8:56 PM
Considering the fact the Wildcat was also removed, you can't help but think about another coaster too. I know this is extremely unlikely, but it'd get me to Cedar Point pretty much as fast as ever. If you're familiar with the firm Zierer, they make a model called the ESC... the only example I know of is The Crossbow at Bowcraft Playland in New Jersey. Something like this would fit in very well, and it'd make up for only 2 coasters in the last 10 years for sure. Those two coasters were not at all disappointing, of course. In reality, Cedar Point's Gatekeeper will attract plenty guests. Their next project should be on a thing some call a coaster, the death machine Mean Streak.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 13, 2012 at 4:13 AM
The internet is a marvelous thing..a fellow in Tennessee knows about a tiny little amusement park on a commercial strip in New Jersey! I've been on Crossbow. No great shakes..it's a step up from the kiddie coasters..but I enjoyed multiple rides, and it is indeed something that would fit nicely where Wildcat was.

From Joey Till
Posted August 13, 2012 at 9:36 AM
The informatioin was already "accidently" released, so yeah, doubt it happened again. I doubt it will be named Gatekeeper though, as they used it as a cover up for Leviathan. We will just find out I guess.

From Bradley Keith
Posted August 13, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Well, Gatekeeper isn't the best name, but it'll be fine. I'm not saying the wingrider should be called DT, but that was a fine name. The whole idea was cool with the supplies being delivered or whatever. Too bad the name was used on what it was used on. I wonder how long it will be until footers start popping up... but it won't be a while considering the fact that half of the building is still there. Gatekeeper looks awesome from the pictures they showed. I just hope it doesn't turn up like another CF coaster they sort of rushed on. I thought Leviathan would make any giga coaster beg for mercy, but it turned out to be weak in the course, and seemed to be at the wrong park. And yes, it is strange I know about Bowcraft Playland... :)

From Tim Odom
Posted August 13, 2012 at 1:11 PM
I am just going to leave this here. Do with it what you may.


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