Cedar Point has released two "point-of-view" videos of its new GateKeeper roller coaster, which is due to open at the start of the park's 2013 season on May 11.
GateKeeper is Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider roller coaster, which sees guest seated on "wings" on either side of the track. The videos below show a complete circuit from two different angles: one from the left side, and one from the right side. The coaster's track features a total of six inversions, including a dive loop, an Immelmann loop, a giant corkscrew, two zero-g rolls and an inclined dive loop.
The view from the left side is embedded below:
The right side features slightly different near-miss experiences, as seen in the video below:
The opening section of the ride sees riders plunged straight into a half-loop, which Cedar Point claims is the world's tallest coaster inversion. The height of GateKeeper's first inversion tops that of the previous "tallest inversion" record holder, Volcano: The Blast at sister park Kings Dominion. This features a sidewinder inversion that stands at 155 feet tall, and has held the record since August 1998.
GateKeeper's track will be teal-colored, with white supports, and will come into close contact with buildings and portals in the park's entrance gates to provide a "near-miss" sensation.
You can find out more about Cedar Point's new addition by reading Theme Park Tourist's detailed preview of GateKeeper.
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