I don't remember if it was Bryan at the GOCC holiday party or Tony at the ACE party or maybe it was both, but it sounds like there will be the most coasters available for ERT than ever before. Including Gemini. When was the last time anyone can remember Gemini being part of an ERT? I don't remember which were at night or which were in the morning, but IIRC the coasters were: Millennium, Magnum, TTD, Maverick, Raptor, Gemini, and Wicked Twister. I want to say there were 8 coasters, but my memory is lacking this morning.
They've done that with Jr. Gemini before - they give everyone a ticket to ride without a kid. Gemini ERT is a blast - any ERT on a racer is a blast. No doubt it will be at night while Magnum ERT is running. No matter what else they do to the schedule, that has never changed - Magnum in the wee hours. Worth lasting through that long, long day for.
ERT on Magnum at night is the only reason I visit CP on a Friday in June. After 17 years since my first visit, night rides on Maggie are still one of those special coaster moments for me. That said, I would love to have some Gemini ERT instead of Raptor or Millennium Force, It's a shame they don't make it a two-day event after all this time...with night rides on Maggie both nights of course. ;)
Why are you even thinking about this or even questioning? The event kills... 6am to well after midnight .. Free Food and more coaster nerds than you'll ever see. This is one of the most fun trips I took last year and really want to go back. Just Do It
If I get there this year it'll be no. 3 for me, and I look forward to it every single year. It's a long day, but what a blast! It's especially nice to have the morning and evening ERT's, then in the afternoon being able to take a break over at the hotel for a nap, (man, am I lazy!).
I kind of doubt I'll be there this year, WildThing. I might save my visit for a nice 3-day weekend in the fall. Depends on if any of my local friends want to make the trek out there. It will be hard to pass up Maggie ERT. I really got the bug again after last year's rides.
CoasterMonkey is right. Free food and all the coaster nerds packed into one place is worth the trip. I have fun when I see a couple of coaster nerds at a park but when your at CP with a ton of them it brings a tear of joy to my eye.