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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
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