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  PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:44 pm
 
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Those colors do it well. It just shouts "majestic."


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  PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:08 pm
 
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I had the great opportunity to visit Cedar Point today and tour the GateKeeper construction site. Here are a number of photos I brought back. You can find high resolution photos on our Facebook page or Main Page.

The dive loop, immelmann, and first airtime hill have all been completed, with the corkscrew inversion currently going up. Transfer track construction was also a focus during our visit, with station structure supports already in place.

Headway has been made on the new entrance, with continued clearing of the old main gate/picnic pavilions and the setting of molds for the pouring of concrete footers for the new ticket booths. I am definitely looking forward to the "keyhole" towers going up.

GateKeeper certainly has a massive foot print - seemingly nothing has been left unchanged at the front of the park.

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  PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:13 pm
 
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Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Wicked Twister's supports look dull against GateKeeper.


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  PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:46 pm
 
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Awesome set of photos there, I was wondering what the situation was regarding the construction of the keyholes, but these pictures answer that question :)

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  PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:43 pm
 
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Glad it could be of help.

More progress was made today after my visit: 1. The station roof supports are now in place 2. The corkscrew advanced another track piece.

They really do have a lot of track sprawled out on the parking lot - it is very reminiscent of my nephew's play room, littered with toys.

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  PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:11 pm
 
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Great stuff bud! Kudos for getting to do this. :--D
Was it a private construction tour?
I also really like the comparison of the track sprawled out on the parking lot & your nephew's play room littered with toys.

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  PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:40 am
 
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Great pics. Thanks


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  PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:52 am
 
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Looking fantastic. Can't wait to see the videos once it's opened.

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  PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:15 am
 
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Incredible...and it integrates perfectly into the Cedar Point Skyline.So far, this is seeming like one of the best inverting B&Ms in existence!

Let's hope it's even more visually impressive with the addition of the trains...

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  PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:29 am
 
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this is seeming like one of the best inverting B&Ms in existence!


That's one hell of a statement for a ride that hasn't even been built yet....

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  PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:18 pm
 
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Martyn B wrote:
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this is seeming like one of the best inverting B&Ms in existence!


That's one hell of a statement for a ride that hasn't even been built yet....

You totally saved me the job of saying that.

If that was "Best B&M Wingrider's in existence I'd probably agree but best inverting B&M, I don't think so.

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  PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:49 pm
 
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With the snow on the ground, this ride is just beautiful


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  PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:27 pm
 
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The corkscrew is so very close to being completed.
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  PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:41 pm
 
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Oh ffs, don't drag that bollox into this thread as well!

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