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Gemini

March 21, 2011

Gemini is a racing coaster at Cedar Point in Ohio. When it opened in 1978 it was the tallest and, I assume fastest coaster in the world. At first glance it looks like a woody, but the track is actually made of steel rails and that is what classifies coasters, not support structure. The experience is enhanced because it there are two trains racing around the track at the same time.

Since it is a racing coaster you have the choice of taking the blue or the red track. There is a long lift up the 124 foot lift, it gives you a chance to look around and see the rest of Cedar Point. Once you are at the top, you drop off, down the 118 foot drop, then up to a turnaround that is taken slowly. In the mornings, when they first test Gemini, They must be sure to weight the train correctly or else it won’t make it up this hill. Once around the turn there is another drop and hill. Around another turn and a few more hills. The track is shaped like a giant figure-8 so now the train is under the supports of the first time around. There are bunny hops galore and also some head-choppers. Finally you arrive back in the station, one train reaches it ahead of the other and it is proclaimed the winner(if you want to know which one it is, go to Cedar Point and ride it because I will not tell you here :-)).

Gemini is fun although not that thrilling anymore (OK I did cry on it when I was 5). I am giving it a 7 out of 10.

Have you been on Gemini? What do you think? Please comment. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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  1. uncle andrew permalink

    nice blog coasterguy

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