Originally Posted by eburgess
Same here... I refuse to go on the Mean Streak because of that reason. Gemini isn't so bad if you're racing the other car.
Have you noticed how bored the ride attendents look... haha
Awww, the "woodies" as they are called among coaster enthusiasts are the best. To me, steel coasters, even though they are smoother, do not fully capture that true coaster experience, but I love all coasters, wood or steel. Woodies just have that great shake, rattle and roll experience and of course, a true coaster fan will even say they they smell good too. The smell of the wood combined with the coaster greese just add to the overall ride experience, not to mention that wonderful clackity clack sound as the train climbs the lift hill. Mean Streak is a true wooden coaster, but Gemini is NOT a wood coaster, it is actually classified as a steel coaster. Here is the difference. A coaster is classified by the TRACK the train rides on and not the structure. Mean streak has a wood structure and a wooden track. Gemini has a wood structure with a steel tubular track, so the ride experience is like riding a steel coaster. The Comet at the Great Escape and the Coney Island Cyclone in New York are 2 examples of coasters with a steel structure, but they have wood tracks. So, they are classified as wood coasters. Some people will not ride a coaster because they will say, did you see how the structure moves when the train goes by? This is normal and MUST happen, otherwise the structure would fall apart. So any movement you see in a coasters structure is nothing to worry about. It is more or less like a built in shock absorber for the ride's structure. Just a bit of coaster education if anyone was interested