SANDUSKY -- Cedar Point's newest thrill ride has marked a major milestone.

Cedar Point says theGateKeeper coaster has soared past the 1-million rider mark.

Marie Saenz from Milford, Michigan was the lucky one-millionth rider to take flight on the world's tallest, fastest and longest winged coaster.

The park awarded Saenz a $500 Cedar Point shopping spree, a VIP tour and exclusive access to GateKeeper for the rest of the season.

The GateKeeper is in its first year of thrilling riders at Cedar Point. It joins the ranks of the park's other legendary thrill attractions including Millennium Force, Raptor and Magnum XL-200.

The ride opened in May.

Photos: GateKeeper soars to life