Sadly this legendary Arrow multielement steel coaster reached the end of its serviceable life after thrilling more than 46 million riders. Vortex was a classic Arrow multielement looper that debuted in 1987, It was notable at the time for being the tallest roller coaster in the world and the first to feature six inversions. In its later years, it unfortunately had a gained reputation for delivering a rough ride. On September 27, 2019 Kings Island announced that the iconic roller coaster would be retired at the end of the 2019 season. Vortex gave its final rides to park guests on October 27, 2019.
October 27, 2019 – Final day of operation. Kings Island demolished and scrapped this coaster in winter 2020.
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.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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