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California's Great America

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This nine-story tall, steel roller coaster at California's Great America has two inverting elements, a vertical loop and corkscrew. But what makes Vortex different than a traditional roller coaster is that riders stand-up throughout the two-minute ride in specially designed seven-car trains.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1991 Steel Stand-Up Bolliger & Mabillard

Roller Coaster Stats

Drop: 80 feet Height: 91 feet
Inversions: 2 Length: 2,260 feet
Trains: 2 - 28 passenger Ride Time: 2 minutes, 14 seconds
Top Speed: 45 mph

Vortex Facts

Inversions: Vertical Loop, Corkscrew

Opening date: March 9, 1991

Train has seven cars with one row each, standing four abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 1,200 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

Where to Coast

Visit California's Great America to ride this attraction.

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