Cedar Point's Already Psyching Up to Break Roller Coaster Records in 2013
The summer season is quickly coming to a close and that means only a few more chances to ride your favorite roller coaster this season. Even though timeís running out for some theme parks in 2012, we like to stay optimistic and look forward to 2013. Already we hear that Cedar Point is cooking up something spectacular for next season, and now the details have been revealed.
Itís name will be Gatekeeper, and itíll be all about breaking records as it scares riders silly. As a "winger coaster," it will kind of hang riders off the sides as the main part of the car maintains a connection with the track. Thereís still plenty of pieces to put togetherówe imagine itís much like assembling a piece of IKEA furniture; however, when the final screws are set into place the thing will be over 4,000-feet long with a drop of around 164 feet.
Park officials will be busy in the offseason as this new coaster is set to debut as early as next May, just in time for opening day. The ride experts over at Bolliger and Mabillard designed the coaster, and some of the rideís best twists and turns will take place just inside the parkís main entrance.
With speeds up to 67 miles per hour this is definitely going to be a donít-miss kind of attraction, so start planning next summerís road trip over to Sandusky, Ohio sooner rather than later.
[Photo: Cedar Point]