June 16, 2003
Sandusky, OH -- Many 25-year-olds mark their birthdays with a night on the town. Cedar Point's latest 25-year-old isn't going anywhere, so the park is bringing the party here, because Gemini is celebrating its Silver Anniversary.
June 17, 1978, was a momentous day for Cedar Point. Following an incredibly difficult winter that included Ohio's worst blizzard ever, the park was, for the very first time, going to debut the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world. Gemini, at 125-feet tall, with a 60 mph, 55-degree first drop, was the ultimate coaster on the planet.
To mark the momentous milestone, banners and signs will decorate the ride. In addition, Gemini riders Tuesday will be invited to sign the banners, which will be placed on display in the Town Hall Museum.
With so many bigger brothers at Cedar Point today, it's easy to forget the importance of Gemini. But for 11 years, until the construction of the Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point's next world-record breaking coaster, Gemini was the park's signature ride. With Cedar Point's highest ride capacity, it remains the park's most popular ride. Over 25 years more than 75 million riders have accepted the challenge of this twin-tracked terror.
Here's to another 25 years and more!
Source: Press Release