Gatekeeper – Cedar Point’s 2013 Roller Coaster
UPDATE 8/13 – Cedar Point is scheduled to announce their new roller coaster today. See images and read about Cedar Point’s 2013 wing coaster Gatekeeper.
UPDATE 5/30 – News of Cedar Point’s planned wing roller coaster broke today. The ride will cost $25 million and it’ll be the largest of it’s kind.
Read more here: Cedar Point to Build a Wing Roller Coaster in 2013
It’s rumor time again. The Coaster Capital (that’s technically no longer the capital), is not only opening without a new coaster for 2012, but it’s also removing one before opening. Last week, the park announced WildCat’s swift closure and demolition. The park explained that the ride was being removed to make way for the expansion of the Celebration Plaza area.
Of course, this kind of move is going to stir up the roller coaster rumor mill. But what do you build in a theme park that has everything? With 16 roller coasters they’ve got many of the major ride types covered. They’ve got woodies, an inverted coaster, a suspended coaster, three launch coasters, two kiddie coasters, a twin racing coaster, a mine train coaster, a bobsled coaster, a stand-up coaster, a hyper coaster, a giga coaster, a shuttle coaster, and an old-school looper.
The latest rumor from Screamscape references green B&M track that’s been spotted at the Ohio plant. The popular thinking is that Cedar Point could be looking to add a Wing Coaster like Wild Eagle and X-Flight. I’d be fine with that, but I’d really rather seem them give Mean Streak the Rocky Mountain topper track before they build anything new. In my opinion, woodies are a big hole in Cedar Point’s vast lineup.
See a complete list of Cedar Point’s roller coasters.
What’s your take? Which type of roller coaster would like to see at the Point? Vote in the poll and leave a comment below.Image used with permission via CoasterImage.com.