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Vortex (Kings Island)

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roller coaster
Vortex
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Kings Island
Location Kings Mills, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since April 11, 1987
Cost $4,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel
Model / product Custom Looping Coaster
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1,600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height148 feet
Drop138 feet
Top speed55 mph
Length3,800 feet
Inversions6
Steepest drop55°
Duration2:30
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Vortex is a steel roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. When it opened in 1987, it held the record for most inversions on a roller coaster, with six. It held this record for one year before being surpassed by ShockWave at Six Flags Great America.

Design[edit]

Elements
Vortex (Kings Island) transfer track1.jpg Vortex (Kings Island) transfer track2.jpg
Pictures of the Transfer track.

Trains[edit]

3 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.

First roller coaster with 6 inversions
April 1987 - June 1988
Preceded by
Viper
First roller coaster with 6 inversions
April 1987 - June 1988
Succeeded by
ShockWave