With anticipation growing, you'll be hoisted atop the steel tower in an iron cage. Strapped in wth 3 others, you'll be shoved towards the edge and held, suspended, waiting for the bottom to fall out. Then, the entire cage plummets downward and it's over. It's a great rush and most everyone will enjoy the ride.
You'll see this one before you enter the park. It's the tallk yellow tower in the middle of the park. Watch and you'll see lights on the tower. When the green lights lightup, the dragster is leaving the station and soon, it'll appears a a dark splotch going up the tower, then down the other side. It's heart-pounding and out of my league. The real coaster fans loved it. Sudden exceleration, tremendous G force as you climb the tower, then a stomach renching turn and dive back down. It's a real rush.
Did you ever race in roller coasters? The Gemini Twins are exactly that. To coasters, next to each other leave the station at the same time. They head up the hill and then race to the towards the finish on parallel tracks. A times, they'll loop in opposite directions, then return to parallel tracks. Coming to a finish together? maybe at the end of the run.
If you want to be on the winning coaster, take the blue. It's usually first back to the station. Or does that mean it's a shorter ride?
Great little roller coaster. Fun for all ages. 4 to a cat. Short run, but twists and turns. It'll give your stomach a go, without the height and openess of the bigger coasters. Great for a first run. Warms you up for the bigger coasters.
Not the Himalaya, the Matterhorn, You get in little egg shaped cars that ride on a pivot. They swing left and right as the ride begins, it spins in a circle, the cars begin to tilt and soon you're on your side, going in a circle that's higher on one side then the other and is'nt particularly smooth. Breathless and with your innerd jumbled, you try to exit when you're done. pictures later in the week (10/15/07)
The kids fun area in the back of the park, where the Junior Gemini is located. I didn't stop in as there were no little kids in my group. But it looked like fun, with lots of options for the smaller kids.
There is a 'kiddie' ride area near the Gemini Track. It has a small roller coaster, meant for little kids. They have to be short to fit in. It's three or four little hills and only two turns. If your kid is scared to ride alone, there is one seat, in the back that a parent can fit in. It takes longer to get your turn, as you wait in line to get to the coaster, then there is a shorter line of parent/kid combos waiting for the 1 seat in the back. Great fun if you have small kids.
A unique Merry-go-round or carousel. You have to be 48" tall (1.2m) to ride. That's because the horses move forwards and backwards and up and down. It's also fast for a carousel. Great fun. It's more a horse race than a kiddie ride. pictures later in the week (10/15/07)
My favorite! It was shut down for the fall in October. It takes you from the front of the park to the middle of the park. Combine this with the Cedar Point and Lake Erie Railroad, which takes you from the middle of the park to the back and you can avoid a lot of walking and yet see the entire park.
If travelling in the fall, definitely head to Cedar Point in October. Weather is still good, and they put on an amazing show for Halloween. The park is decorated very well, and characters are in costume. The haunted houses are really scary, but fun. They do it so well. CarnEvil and Werewolf Hollow are cool too at the park, but closed on Sunday. Also a lot of other "Halloween" theme attractions throughout Sandusky at that time to see as well.
We never did see the entrance for this. It's back beyond the middle of the park. Waiting at the Matterhorn, it spirolled overhead several times.
A suspended roller coaster. Loops, tight turns, 'barf city' if you ask me. The line wasn't long. Only 1 1/2 hours.