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.
|1991||Steel||Stand-Up||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|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|
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
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