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P. 1989: Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!

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Guys, I think you are looking at the lift wrong... If you have ridden a wingrider, you know that the lift is steep, 40 degrees in this case. Considering the seats are already slightly reclined, you are more on your back going up the lift than anything else and except for the front seat you cannot see the horizon in front of you. The only way to see the lake will be to look to your side as a rider, which is conveniently located on the left side of the lift. The riders on the right side will have an incredible view of the entire park I'm sure.

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Begin plans to make the 500 miles trek again.... Went last year and thought the front of the park needed some lovin' I think this is just what the doctor ordered! Also I think this will be and awesome way to show what this place is really about right as you are walking in the gate! Also gives plenty of excuse to create a new signature look to the front gates. Will really class the place up and get the GP excited to run in! I know i will be acting like a child when I go back! As for the wing rider concept. Rode X-flight this spring and was quite impressed. The trains really did give a different dynamic to the ride and the fly-through was not only stunning to watch off the ride, is quite the effective foot/headchopper. Looking forward to seeing what the double keyhole is like. My only complaint would have to be the color scheme, the blue is kinda meh... would have liked to see something a little bolder. But that is minimal.

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Looks like a solid addition to the park, and it's surely gonna add some life to that southeast area of the park. Having it twist through keyholes right over the entrance is pretty ingenious and is gonna completely change the atmosphere at the entrance gates. I would even go so far as to say the keyholes-over-entrance could become iconic. As for the ride itself, as good as it looks (and damn does it look good), I just don't see this overtaking Maverick and Magnum as my favorites in the park, but I could see myself liking it about as much as I like Millennium Force and TTD. That is, Gatekeeper looks like it'll be extremely good rather than mindblowingly great. On the plus side, since it's B&M instead of Intamin, I doubt Gatekeeper is gonna be insanely overrated the way MF and TTD are. Just sayin'.

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And Great America is going Mother-F!

 

I'm sure they are pretty much used to Cedar Point one-upping them every 1-2 years after they put in their latest big installment. Shockwave begets Magnum, Batman begets Raptor, Raging Bull begets Millennium Force, V2 begets Wicked Twister, and now X-Flight begets Gatekeeper.

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And Great America is going Mother-F!

 

We'll see. X-Flight has that massive inline twist which I think is the best element on the coaster and I was really hoping Gatekeeper would have one as well, but the epic key hole and zero g roles may make up for that.

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And Great America is going Mother-F!

 

I'm sure they are pretty much used to Cedar Point one-upping them every 1-2 years after they put in their latest big installment. Shockwave begets Magnum, Batman begets Raptor, Raging Bull begets Millennium Force, V2 begets Wicked Twister, and now X-Flight begets Gatekeeper.

This whole post makes me

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