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P. 2017: Top Thrill Dragster RETIRED!?!?!?

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All I can say that with the new addition of Gatekeeper that it should reduce the time I have to wait to ride the other coasters in Cedar Point because everybody is going to be in line to ride Gatekeeper ( Of course, that is the theory, but I do remember when Top Thrill Dragster opened up I thought the line to the Millennium Force would lighten up, but it didn't). I rode X-flight in Six Flags Great America and thought the ride was exciting and real smooth, so I'm sure that Gatekeeper will top that ( it already tops X-flight by have two keyhole inversions) and keep Cedar Point as America's Roller Coast!!!

 

RIDE ON!!!

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It looks fantastic, and I have no doubt it'll end up being better than The Swarm at Thorpe Park which is a pretty average coaster.

 

I have yet to get over to America at all, but I really need to get it sorted and organise a trip to Cedar Point, there's just so many of their coasters that really appeal to me.

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Not sure on the shorter lines at the other popular coasters because of GK, but GK will always have more people in line than Disaster Transport, Wildcat, and Space Spiral had in line combined, plus! So maybe that will help the other lines some!

 

 

Will have, Gatekeeper already has more people in line that Disaster Transport, Wildcat, and Space Spiral

 

How long does the park keep the lights on at night once the park is open?

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The pictures are awesome and some of them looks exactly like the promotionnal rendering ! However, the keyholes would have been much better without the disapointing gap (even if it has a great effect on the entrance). I guess nothing can be perfect, altough Gatekeeper is close to it !

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It will never look that new again. I also thought that the two halves of the keyholes would be touching, they have a large gap between them now; what's going on with that?

 

It's apparently a maintenance thing.

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It does look beautiful.

I actually was hoping since the ride is new and is in a less populated corner of the park it would draw at least a little bit of the crowds away from other areas.

 

Cant wait till August!

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I think it's a structural thing too, since it's now part of the support system for the coaster. Easiest way I can describe it is if you had 2 blocks of wood right next to each other, not secured together, and you try and push one of the blocks to one side without trying to lift it up off of the table. You'll see that the middle seam stays parallel, but the top completely gets skewed with one higher than another. That's why there's also nothing at the top of the keyholes securing them.

 

Also with it being part of the coaster now, it has to be part of the bolt inspection so the gaps have to be left there so they can easily inspect them.

 

All I can say is, get used to it cause the gaps are not going anywhere! Personally, I like them, adds a bit of an industrial modern look to the entrance.

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The pictures are awesome and some of them looks exactly like the promotionnal rendering ! However, the keyholes would have been much better without the disapointing gap (even if it has a great effect on the entrance). I guess nothing can be perfect, altough Gatekeeper is close to it !

 

Oh brother...

 

Oh no, the gap has totally ruined the ride, tear it down it's no good now!

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Thanks for posting the pictures! Gatekeeper looks pretty sweet. . Rode X-Flight last year and had a lot fun so looking forward to riding this one and comparing. Hope its extra height, speed and length provide the intensity to make it a great ride vs. just a fun ride like X-flight.

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From the looks of the pics, the outside seat closest to the beach should provide a weird feeling rolling slow into the first drop being so far out from the track! That is a pretty big arc from rightside up to upside down and falling.....

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This coaster looks really great! Unless you've been on a B&M wing rider already, I don't think you can fully appreciate how good this ride will be. I didn't fully grasp X-Flight until I rode it, and I am now in love with it. So this being what it is, has me really excited!

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