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Vortex

Kings Island

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This multielement steel coaster thrills Kings Island guests by sending them upside down six times. Vortex is notable since it was the first roller coaster in the world to feature six inversions.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1987 Steel Multielement Arrow Dynamics

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 55°
  • Drop: 138 feet
  • Height: 148 feet
  • Inversions: 6
  • Length: 3,526 feet
  • Trains: 3 - 28 passenger
  • Ride Time: 2 minutes, 55 seconds
  • Top Speed: 55 mph
  • Train Mfg: Arrow

Vortex Facts

Inversions: 72-foot Vertical Loop, 62-foot Vertical Loop, Double Corkscrew, Batwing

Opening date: April 11, 1987

Estimated cost: $4 million

Train has seven cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 1,600 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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