Gemini 25 Years old

Friday, March 14, 2003 7:40 AM
I was wondering if anybody knows if CP is planning on anything special for Gemini's 25th B-Day like they did for Maggie since Gemini is one of there first record brekaers.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 7:46 AM
If they are, I haven't heard anything yet. I would imagine that Dragster is going to be taking a bit of the attention away from Gemini this summer.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 7:56 AM
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.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 8:24 AM
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.
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Friday, March 14, 2003 9:06 AM
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.

lata, jeremy
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Friday, March 14, 2003 9:55 AM
I gotta agree Jeremy. Just abotu every Arrow Mine Train there is has wooden supports with the obvious exceptions being the Hypers.

Gemini and Magnum are nothign more then big Mine Rides.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 10:17 AM

2Hostyl said:
Hell, the Cedar Creek Mine Ride has the self-same set-up.

I don't recall CCMR being a racer or having a figure-8 configuration.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 11:02 AM
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!

-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew
2003 Magnum Crew

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Friday, March 14, 2003 11:31 AM
Coasterfreaky, you obviously didn't understand his post. I'm sure he meant the support setup.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 11:39 AM
Happy B-day to my 2nd favorite Arrow (behind Magnum) and still after 25 years the most popular ride at the Point!

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Friday, March 14, 2003 11:48 AM
Not all Arrow mine rides have wood supports. SFMM's, SFFT's, and SFGAdv' do not....I'm sure there are others.

That being said there is little difference between Gemini and CCMR other than height, speed, and length.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 12:07 PM

I said just about every Moosh.

HP's does not either. Regardless having wooden supports on Gemini is in no way "unique".

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Da Poodle

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Friday, March 14, 2003 12:09 PM
I think the comparison between Gemini and mine trains is one of apples and oranges. No biggie, just my thought.

With the logic you're using, you might as well clump all Arrow coasters into one category.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 12:11 PM
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

-Seth

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Friday, March 14, 2003 12:28 PM
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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*** This post was edited by MagnumForce 3/14/2003 5:29:08 PM ***

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Friday, March 14, 2003 1:07 PM
You can't beat how you can re-ride that ride so much and have so much fun on it. Especially with the head chppers, air time, and racing sensation you get. Happy 25th Gemini!

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Friday, March 14, 2003 1:17 PM
Easy re-rides and constant racing make this a winner in my opinion.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 1:27 PM

Mamoosh said:

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....
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*** This post was edited by rollergator 3/14/2003 6:29:10 PM ***
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Friday, March 14, 2003 2:00 PM
While Arrow might call this a run-away mine train. I would call it a cyclone clone that happens to be a racer and have the track of a mine train :)

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Friday, March 14, 2003 2:57 PM
I still puzzled on what Gemini's record was?

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