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Canada's Wonderland

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This is arguably the best roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland for its uniqueness, intense G-forces and a ride experience that feels out-of-control. Vortex is a testament that taller and faster is not necessarily better when it comes to roller coasters.

Arrow Dynamics designed Vortex with special trains that are suspended from an overhead steel track. Unlike an inverted coaster, the individual cars here are designed to swing from side-to-side throughout the ride. Vortex begins with a nine-story lift hill rising onto the top of Wonder Mountain, the centerpiece of the park. From there the coaster makes a nearly 180-degree turn to begin a descent off the mountain. Reaching a top speed of 55 miles-per-hour the trains navigate sweeping turns, hills, crossovers, and an impressive helix finale over a pond with the cars swinging side-to-side throughout.

See related: Vortex Review for pictures.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1991 Steel Suspended, Freeform Arrow Dynamics
  • Height
  • Drop
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Ride Time
    1 minute, 36 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 24 passenger
  • Train Designer
    Arrow Dynamics

Vortex Facts & History

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

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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