That was my favorite steel coaster from when I rode it for the first time in 1980 until I rode Magnum in 1990. I heard stories from fellow CP employees that the Gemini ruled the park for 11 years. It was worth every penny invested, as Robert Munger would say.
------------------ The Empire will Strike Back.... "What do I know, I only work in an Amusement Park?" "You are paying to get in. Period."
I love the Gemini. It's my third favorite coaster at the point. It's very novel with the steel track; however, I'm glad there aren't really anymore of them out there, because that would take alot away from the novelty. ------------------ -Matt in Iowa 195 coasters ridden -- Faves: Shivering Timbers, Ghostrider, Twister, Hershey Wildcat, Lightning Racer
You know, i love the Gemin (and Arrows in general) as much as the next cat, but how do you justify calling Gemini "novel" just because it has a wood frame and steel track. Hell, the Cedar Creek Mine Ride has the self-same set-up.
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I'm hoping to at least see some flags on the midway for Gemini's 25th or something of that sort, but I'm not really counting on it. As Mr. Kinzel said, "Gemini is one of the most successful coasters we've ever put in at Cedar Point. The ride still gives more rides than anything else in the park (that one really bugs the MF lovers! ;)) and is just a flat-out fun ride!
Not counting structure, Magnum is related to Gemini and Mine Ride as well. The obvious difference is height, speed, and length. During Magnum's first season, it had upstop plates rather than wheels...sparks were visible coming from under the cars as it traversed the return bunny hops. THat would've been pretty cool to see and it probably added to the ride. Hehe :-P
Yes it was cool. And it is not apples to oranges. Even Arrow designates them all as Runaway Mine Trains. You will find little design differences between the three runaway mine trains at Cedar Point. The only differences are restraint mechanisms, wheel diameter, upstops, and track structure. The bigger the more crossties.
All other Arrows are completely different in train design and thusly are another category completely.
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That being said there is little difference between Gemini and CCMR other than height, speed, and length.
Perhaps someone should smack you upside the hand rather than on the hand to remind of one VAST difference, at least when I ride...;)...j/k. Seems to me there was a guy named GeminiHandSmacker (or something like that) for awhile...to me, it sets KW'S Racer and Gemini apart from the others in terms of rider interactivity....:):) Two...for the twins.... ------------------ Dr. Thrill IS my family practitioner Would you just LOOK at what you've done to CoasterBuzz - you're going to have to clean it up ;)
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