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Cedar Point unveils the GateKeeper roller coaster

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SANDUSKY, Ohio - Cedar Point's been voted the best amusement park in the world for 15 straight years by Amusement today magazine.

On Thursday, the park unveiled its 16th roller coaster.

It's called the GateKeeper since it surrounds the front of the park and you have to enter under it to get in.

"It's a winged coaster meaning you're not riding inside the train. You don't have that security of anything around you. You are completely suspended out on the wing. You feel the wind on your face. Your feet are dangling. It's the closest you can come to flying," said Annie Zelm with Cedar Point. 

GateKeeper take you up 170 feet as fast as 67 mph.

It cost 30 million dollars to build.  

The coaster is pretty smooth with plenty of inversions, speed and plenty of nice views ... not that you'll be able to figure out where you're at because you'll be tossed upside down and side to side many times.

21 News reporter Matt Stone rode the coaster and said his favorite feature was the keyhole because when the coaster goes through the keyhole, it feels like it's going to cut off your legs.

Many other people who rode it feel the same way and that's one of the reasons they liked it.

"It feels like you're going to get your knees chopped off and your head chopped off," said Darlene Lewis.

"It is very neat and interesting. You get different feels being on the outside and it offers a unique perspective as every seat is different," said Derrick Lane.

Sean McLeeson doesn't mess around when it comes to coasters. He has his favorite, Millenium Force, tattooed on his arm.

"It was fun. It was smooth and fast and at the top, it inverts you almost black out. It's nice. It's as fun as any ride out here except for Millenium, maybe, I don't know," said McLeeson.

You can experience the GateKeeper yourself when Cedar Point officially opens this Saturday May 11.

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