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  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 13, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 16, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 13, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 13, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 13, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 13, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 13, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 13, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 13, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 13, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: The lift hill for GateKeeper is topped off around 3:15 p.m. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: The lift hill for GateKeeper is topped off around 3:15 p.m. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Screengrab from the Cedar Point construction webcam.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 27, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: The lift hill for GateKeeper is topped off. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: The lift hill for GateKeeper is topped off. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • First pieces of GateKeeper's track arrive on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • First pieces of GateKeeper's track arrive on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • First pieces of GateKeeper's track arrive on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • First pieces of GateKeeper's track arrive on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • First pieces of GateKeeper's track arrive on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • First pieces of GateKeeper's track arrive on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • First pieces of GateKeeper's track arrive on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Rendering of GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Rendering of GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Rendering of GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Rendering of GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Rendering of GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Rendering of GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Rendering of GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Rendering of GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: The lift hill for GateKeeper is topped off around 3:15 p.m. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Nov. 7, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • The front gate is also getting an update as GateKeeper's construction takes place. Picture from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. This portion of the track will be enclosed in GateKeeper's station. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. This portion of the track will be enclosed in GateKeeper's station. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • GateKeeper construction from Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 5, 2013: The second keyhole tower being installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 5, 2013: The second keyhole tower being installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 5, 2013: The second keyhole tower being installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 5, 2013: The second keyhole tower being installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 5, 2013: The second keyhole tower being installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 5, 2013: The second keyhole tower being installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 5, 2013: Both keyhole towers in place. Photo via CedarPoint.com Web camera.
  • Feb. 5, 2013: The second keyhole tower being installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 5, 2013: Both keyhole towers in place. Photo via CedarPoint.com Web camera.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 5, 2013: The second keyhole tower being installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 5, 2013: The second keyhole tower being installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo via Cedar Point's Facebook page.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo via Cedar Point's Facebook page.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo via Cedar Point's Facebook page.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first of the two keyhole towers is being installed at the park's front gate. Photo via a web camera at CedarPoint.com.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: The first of four pieces for one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers arrives at the park. The massive pieces (each weighing approximately 65,000 pounds) are coming from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, OH. Upon completion, the keyhole towers, which GateKeeper's coaster will narrowly slot through, will stand 100 feet tall at the main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: The first of four pieces for one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers arrives at the park. The massive pieces (each weighing approximately 65,000 pounds) are coming from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, OH. Upon completion, the keyhole towers, which GateKeeper's coaster will narrowly slot through, will stand 100 feet tall at the main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: The first of four pieces for one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers arrives at the park. The massive pieces (each weighing approximately 65,000 pounds) are coming from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, OH. Upon completion, the keyhole towers, which GateKeeper's coaster will narrowly slot through, will stand 100 feet tall at the main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point's 'OnPoint' blog.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: A new view of the GateKeeper roller coaster. Photo via a web camera at CedarPoint.com.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: The first of four pieces for one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers arrives at the park. The massive pieces (each weighing approximately 65,000 pounds) are coming from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, OH. Upon completion, the keyhole towers, which GateKeeper's coaster will narrowly slot through, will stand 100 feet tall at the main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point's 'OnPoint' blog.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 29, 2013: The first keyhole tower is installed. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: The lift hill for GateKeeper is topped off around 3:15 p.m. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: Crews install the final segment of GateKeeper's 102 pieces of track, completing its 4,164 foot path of twisted turns, inversions and scream-inducing maneuvers. Park officials say the track's completion came two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 15, 2013: A look through GateKeeper's keyhole towers. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 15, 2013: A look through GateKeeper's keyhole towers. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 15, 2013: A look through GateKeeper's keyhole towers. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 15, 2013: A look through GateKeeper's keyhole towers. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 15, 2013: A look through GateKeeper's keyhole towers. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 15, 2013: A wide view of GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 7, 2013: Crews install GateKeeper's blue track inside the keyhole towers. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 25, 2013: A first look at one of GateKeeper's ride trains. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point's OnPoint! blog.
  • Feb. 22, 2013: A look at the ride's station as crews continue its construction. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 25, 2013: A first look at one of GateKeeper's ride trains. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point's OnPoint! blog.
  • Feb. 25, 2013: A first look at one of GateKeeper's ride trains. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point's OnPoint! blog.
  • Feb. 25, 2013: A first look at one of GateKeeper's ride trains. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point's OnPoint! blog.
  • Feb. 22, 2013: Crews continue work on GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 15, 2013: A look through GateKeeper's keyhole towers. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 15, 2013: A look through GateKeeper's keyhole towers. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 22, 2013: Crews continue work on GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 22, 2013: Crews continue work on GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Feb. 22, 2013: Crews continue work on GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Dec. 28, 2012: Photo from one of Cedar Point's web cameras. The GateKeeper roller coaster is on the upper-left side of the screen.
  • Dec. 28, 2012: Photo from one of Cedar Point's web cameras.
  • Dec. 28, 2012: Photo from one of Cedar Point's web cameras.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 3, 2013: Photo courtesy of CedarPoint.com's OnPoint blog.
  • Jan. 3, 2013: Photo courtesy of CedarPoint.com's OnPoint blog.
  • Jan. 3, 2013: Construction on the station has started. Photo courtesy of CedarPoint.com's OnPoint blog.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: The lift hill for GateKeeper is topped off around 3:15 p.m. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: GateKeeper construction. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Dec. 5, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Dec. 5, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: The lift hill for GateKeeper is topped off around 3:15 p.m. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: The lift hill for GateKeeper is topped off around 3:15 p.m. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: The first of four pieces for one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers arrives at the park. The massive pieces (each weighing approximately 65,000 pounds) are coming from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, OH. Upon completion, the keyhole towers, which GateKeeper's coaster will narrowly slot through, will stand 100 feet tall at the main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: The lift hill for GateKeeper is topped off around 3:15 p.m. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: The lift hill for GateKeeper is topped off around 3:15 p.m. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: The lift hill for GateKeeper is topped off around 3:15 p.m. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Dec. 14, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Dec. 14, 2012. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Dec. 19, 2012. Photo from a Cedar Point web camera.
  • Dec. 19, 2012. Photo from a Cedar Point web camera.
  • Dec. 19, 2012. Photo from a Cedar Point web camera. GateKeeper is on the upper-left side of the image.
  • Dec. 5, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Dec. 5, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Dec. 5, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Dec. 5, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Dec. 5, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Dec. 5, 2012: GateKeeper construction continues. Photo by Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 3, 2013: Reconstruction of the park's front gate continues. Photo courtesy of CedarPoint.com's OnPoint blog.
  • Jan. 22, 2013: A look at construction of the GateKeeper's keyhole ride element. Photo courtesy of CedarPoint.com's 'OnPoint' blog.'
  • Jan. 15, 2013: A view from the top of GateKeeper's 170-foot lift hill. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 22, 2013: A look at construction of the GateKeeper's keyhole ride element. Photo courtesy of CedarPoint.com's 'OnPoint' blog.'
  • Jan. 22, 2013: A look at construction of the GateKeeper's keyhole ride element. Photo courtesy of CedarPoint.com's 'OnPoint' blog.'
  • Jan. 22, 2013: A look at construction of the GateKeeper's keyhole ride element. Photo courtesy of CedarPoint.com's 'OnPoint' blog.'
  • Jan. 15, 2013: A view from the top of GateKeeper's 170-foot lift hill. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 15, 2013: A view from the top of GateKeeper's 170-foot lift hill. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 12, 2013: Working on the keyhole structures for GateKeeper near the park's main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 15, 2013: A view from the top of GateKeeper's 170-foot lift hill. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 15, 2013: A view from the top of GateKeeper's 170-foot lift hill. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 15, 2013: A view from the top of GateKeeper's 170-foot lift hill. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: The first of four pieces for one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers arrives at the park. The massive pieces (each weighing approximately 65,000 pounds) are coming from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, OH. Upon completion, the keyhole towers, which GateKeeper's coaster will narrowly slot through, will stand 100 feet tall at the main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: The first of four pieces for one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers arrives at the park. The massive pieces (each weighing approximately 65,000 pounds) are coming from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, OH. Upon completion, the keyhole towers, which GateKeeper's coaster will narrowly slot through, will stand 100 feet tall at the main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: The first of four pieces for one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers arrives at the park. The massive pieces (each weighing approximately 65,000 pounds) are coming from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, OH. Upon completion, the keyhole towers, which GateKeeper's coaster will narrowly slot through, will stand 100 feet tall at the main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 3, 2013: Reconstruction of the park's front gate continues. Photo courtesy of CedarPoint.com's OnPoint blog.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: The first of four pieces for one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers arrives at the park. The massive pieces (each weighing approximately 65,000 pounds) are coming from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, OH. Upon completion, the keyhole towers, which GateKeeper's coaster will narrowly slot through, will stand 100 feet tall at the main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: The first of four pieces for one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers arrives at the park. The massive pieces (each weighing approximately 65,000 pounds) are coming from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, OH. Upon completion, the keyhole towers, which GateKeeper's coaster will narrowly slot through, will stand 100 feet tall at the main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: A piece of one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers waiting to be shipped to the park from Batavia, OH. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: A piece of one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers waiting to be shipped to the park from Batavia, OH. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: A piece of one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers waiting to be shipped to the park from Batavia, OH. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: The first of four pieces for one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers arrives at the park. The massive pieces (each weighing approximately 65,000 pounds) are coming from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, OH. Upon completion, the keyhole towers, which GateKeeper's coaster will narrowly slot through, will stand 100 feet tall at the main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 23, 2013: The first of four pieces for one of GateKeeper's two keyhole towers arrives at the park. The massive pieces (each weighing approximately 65,000 pounds) are coming from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, OH. Upon completion, the keyhole towers, which GateKeeper's coaster will narrowly slot through, will stand 100 feet tall at the main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 7, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 7, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 7, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 7, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 7, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 4, 2013: Work on GateKeeper's station is underway. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 4, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 12, 2013: Working on the keyhole structures for GateKeeper near the park's main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 4, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 4, 2013: Work on GateKeeper's station is underway. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 4, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 12, 2013: Working on the keyhole structures for GateKeeper near the park's main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 7, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 12, 2013: Working on the keyhole structures for GateKeeper near the park's main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 7, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 12, 2013: Working on the keyhole structures for GateKeeper near the park's main gate. Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 7, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 7, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 7, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 7, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Jan. 7, 2013: Photo courtesy of Cedar Point.
  • Rendering of GateKeeper. Photo by Cedar Point.
    
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SANDUSKY -- Construction of the GateKeeper winged roller coaster at Cedar Point. GateKeeper is slated to open May 11, 2013. Check back frequently as this photo feature will be updated throughout GateKeeper's construction, with the most-recent images at the beginning of the gallery.

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