Vertical Velocity

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Vertical Velocity
Vertical Velocity (Six Flags Great America) 2021 01.jpg
Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Status Operating since May 18, 2001
Manufacturer Intamin
Type Steel - Inverted - Launched - Shuttle
Track layout U-Shuttle
Product Impulse Coaster Twist & Spike (56m)
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1100
Propulsion LIM launch (multi-pass)
Height 185 feet
Drop 160 feet
Top speed 70 mph
Length 630 feet
Inversions 0

Vertical Velocity is an inverted launched shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, USA. Opened on May 18, 2001, the ride is located in the Yankee Harbor section of the park. It is an Impulse Coaster from Intamin.


Vertical Velocity opened on May 18, 2001. It is located in the Yankee Harbor section of the park.

In 2004, an additional support was added on both towers to increase stability. In September 2021, the ride was closed for the remainder of the year. It was subsequently repainted.[1]




Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders. Riders are held in by over-the-shoulder harnesses.

Color scheme

Yellow track and red supports. Prior to its repaint in fall 2021, the supports were blue.[1]

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