SANDUSKY, Ohio — What will soon become the wing coaster with the longest track, longest drop and most inversions on the planet is already stirring up interest on the open road.
That’s because long before a thrill ride elicits its first scream, it makes its way to an amusement park in pieces.
On Wednesday, Cedar Point announced the first of four steel pieces that will become the keyhole towers for the GateKeeper had arrived.
The 75-foot-long, 65,000 pound beam required a special permit before it traveled from Clermont Steel Fabricators in Batavia, Ohio to Sandusky.
The trip took roughly seven hours.
When the remaining three pieces arrive later this week, the steel parts will be used to make two 100-foot-high towers. GateKeeper will narrowly go through the towers’ openings.
The ride should be ready by Cedar Point’s opening day on May 11.