• Nate Kunnen

    Launch Intensity Too short Reliability

    The line was so long for the first 5-10 years that it was tough to justify the ride time. Top Thrill is hardly a roller coaster and more like the world's best and most intense flat ride. It's also unreliable and I often wait until the afternoon when it's warmed up. For all of those reasons, I usually pass it on my way to Magnum or Valraven.

  • Nate Kunnen

    Airtimes Fun Smoothness

    Always a good midway ride between Magnum and Maverick, SteVe. Gemini is just plain fun. It looks like a woody but it's steel, making it super smooth for its age. There's some great airtime, a head chopper, and a dueling element when both trains are running (mixed bag but it was dueling this time). I'm copying and pasting to the blue side. There's very little difference between the two. Red usually wins by about a second.

  • Robert A.

    Theming Disappointing! Tear it down! Pointless

    Quite the significant downgrade from X. There used to be so much atmosphere and so many lights but now there's just nothing. The entire queue was moved outside and became a cattlepen which is an absolute eyesore on a busy day and a huge turn-off for me. There's a large empty space between the preshow and the ride which used to be an actually genuinely good indoor queue but now it just serves as a blank "in-between" you just kind of stroll through because the live actors were removed. The actual ride itself is now just a pitch black dark ride, and the exit path is a pleasant indoor walk. The "engine restart" part is a good idea I'll admit, but there's nothing more.

  • Robert A.

    Inversions Location Fun Layout Reliability

    I'm a bit... stuck with this coaster. If you ride it in the day, it's smooth but a bit TOO smooth which results in little force and the ride not doing that much to you. But if you leave it to later in the day it develops horrendous queue times and frequent breakdowns, but the ride experience gets considerably better. It's not actually that rough of a ride even when it gets going.

  • Robert A.

    Theming Comfort Smoothness

    Decent kiddie coaster, does its thing, entertains the kids. Also goes around twice even on a mildly busy day (~50 minute wait) because that's what kiddie coasters do. I feel like I wouldn't be able to appreciate it as much if it never went twice.

  • Robert A.

    Lap Bar Nice surprise! Fun Intensity

    It's a lot taller than it looks when you're on it, especially in the back seat! Great fun but can't remember too much of it, sadly. It's a pretty short ride and not too intense but it's a family coaster that does its job at being a good step up from small to medium scale rides.

  • Nate Kunnen

    Airtimes Fun Smoothness

    Always a good midway ride between Magnum and Maverick and SteVe. Gemini is just plain fun. It looks like a woody but it's steel, making it super smooth for its age. There's some great airtime, a head chopper, and a dueling element when both trains are running (mixed bag but it was dueling this time). I'm copying and pasting to the red side. There's very little difference between the 2. Red usually wins by about a second.

  • Nate Kunnen

    Inversions Location Intensity

    My first ever world class roller coaster at the age of 11 and the Raptor holds a special place in my heart. Absolutely blew me away then and is still intense now. Maybe the best B&M Invert ever. I'm sad every time the helix starts because I know the ride is almost done and I'll have to wait another 45 minutes to ride it again.

  • Nate Kunnen

    Location Layout Hangtime

    It's not the biggest and the restraints are a bit uncomfortable, but this roller coaster makes me happy. Gatekeeper is the first thing people see when they enter the best park in the world and it's absolutely beautiful. The flying sensation during the inversions is almost soothing, and the near miss through the keyholes is brilliant... it's a great way to start a trip to the Point.

  • Nate Kunnen

    Pace Intensity Too short

    Now, it's been 5-6 years since I rode this and I really really want to ride it again. I'm all about intensity and I liked it, but I only clearly remember the first turn. I greyed out like most do. Compared to Millennium force and watching POV's again I-305 it's a little shorter and more intense. At the time, it was the best coaster in the park so we rode it 2 or 3 times before we got extremely tired which never happens! It's not Fury or Orion, but it's still world class.