Last year I was lucky enough to ride wing coasters Wild Eagle and X-Flight. They offered exciting, but smooth rides via their aerial maneuvers and exposed seating positions. Eventually, it’ll be fun to compare GateKeeper to these two, but I don’t know if I’ll make it to Cedar Point this year.
Cedar Point was smart to add the keyhole structures. Similar structures on X-Flight probably took that ride from an 8 to a 9. I also like the ride’s color scheme although I can’t imagine they had too many choices with so many coasters already populating the park’s skyline. That’s a good problem to have.