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|Designer / calculations||Ron Toomer|
|Type||Steel - Twin|
|Riders per train||30|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed60 mph
Gemini is a racing hybrid (wooden and steel) roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. When the ride opened in 1978, it was one of the tallest, fastest, and steepest roller coaster in the world. It was manufactured by Arrow Development and constructed by Mosser Construction.
History[edit | edit source]
The construction of Gemini saw the park midway extended by 1,140 foot, completing a 3,000 foot midway expansion project which began with the construction of Corkscrew. Cedar Point claimed that Gemini was the world's tallest, fastest, and steepest roller coaster at 125 feet tall and reaching a maximum speed of 60 mph. However, Giant Coaster, opened at Fuji-Q Highland in 1966, was reportedly taller at 131.3 feet. Harsh weather conditions delayed construction, as a result Gemini did not open at the start of the season.
Design[edit | edit source]
Gemini is a twin roller coaster.
Ride Experience[edit | edit source]
The ride begins with both trains being dispatched from the station simultaneously, then making a 90° right turn, traveling through the maintenance bay. The ride then makes another 90° right turn and travels up the 125.3 foot chain lift. Once the trains crest the hill, they drop 118 feet at a 55° angle, reaching speeds of approximately 60 mph. The trains then coast back up a hill, where they slowly make a large U-turn to the left. The coaster then drops about half-way and goes into a camelback, followed by a U-turn to the right. The ride then drops, rolls through another cameback, and into the mid-course brake run. Following the mid-course brakes, the coaster makes another giant U-turn to the left, followed by two small bunny hills. The coaster's finale is a 360° upwards helix, wheres both trains travel in opposite directions.
References[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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|Present||Blue Streak • Cedar Creek Mine Ride • Corkscrew • GateKeeper • Gemini • Iron Dragon • Magnum XL-200 • Maverick • Millennium Force • Raptor • Rougarou • Steel Vengeance • Top Thrill Dragster • Valravn • Wicked Twister • Wilderness Run • Woodstock Express|
|Former||Broadway Trip • Cyclone • Dip the Dips Scenic Railway • Disaster Transport • High Frolics • Jumbo Jet • Leap the Dips • Loop the Loop • Mean Streak • Racer • Scamper • Super Coaster • Switchback Railway • Wild Mouse • Wild Cat • WildCat|