Gemini (1978)

Cedar Point

Sandusky, Ohio


Text excerpt from Press Release 008 P/Distributed 1994

Still the most popular ride at Cedar Point, the Gemini celebrated 15 years at the park in 1993. Riders compete for a first-place finish as the red and bue trains race each other around the wooden figure-eight configuration. More than 3 million riders dare this wooden racer each season. To date, Gemini has given more than 50.1 million rides (through the 1993 season).

Physical Dimensions
Track Length: 3,935 feet
Lift Height: 125 feet, 4 inches
Angle of Descent: 55 degrees
Vertical Drop: 118 feet
Overall Dimensions: 900 feet long, 280 feet wide, located on 6 acres

Model: Racing roller coaster with twin parallel tracks
Structure: Wooden structure in figure-eight configuration
Track Construction: Tubular steel

Time, Speed
Time: Approximately 2:20
Speed: 60 mph

Coaches: Five six-passenger coaches on each train
Six 30-passenger trains run continuously
Design: Modern fiberglass coaches with lap bar and nylon wheels

Type: Western fir from Washington and Oregon
Size: Approximately 600,000 board feet

Ride Capacity: 3,300 rides per hour

Investment: $3.4 million

Ride Manufacturer: Arrow Dynamics, Clearfield, Utah

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