Vortex (Canada's Wonderland)

Roller coaster in Canada
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Canada's Wonderland
Location Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°50′31″N 79°32′37″W / 43.841950°N 79.543485°W / 43.841950; -79.543485
Park section Frontier Canada
Status Operating since 12 May 1991
Rider height 122 cm minimum
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Suspended Coaster
Type Steel - Suspended
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 27.7 metres
Drop 25.9 metres
Top speed 88.5 km/h
Length 719.6 metres
Inversions 0
Duration 1:36

Vortex is an Arrow Dynamics suspended roller coaster located at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. The cars are capable of swinging freely under the track. It holds the joint record for the fastest suspended roller coaster, alongside Ninja at Six Flags Magic Mountain, with a top speed of 88.5 km/h.


In early 1990, two attractions in the area of the Wonder Mountain complex were relocated to other areas of the park to make room for a new ride. Soon after, Arrow Dynamics track was spotted near the blank area, hinting at a new roller coaster opening there.

Construction of a new ride started in April 1990, winding from the mountain to the lake in the middle of the park. The ride's area further indicated a new roller coaster.

On 24 July 1990, Canada's Wonderland announced that they were building a new coaster and that it would open in 1991. More details leaked out about the ride over the next two months, including that it would, in fact, be manufactured by Arrow Dynamics. Vortex was officially announced in September 1990.

The ride's track layout was completed in December 1990. The ride completed its first test run in March of the following year. Vortex officially opened on 12 May 1991, as planned.

Vortex got a new sign for the 2019 season, coinciding with the area it is within becoming Frontier Canada.[1]



Color scheme

Red track and grey supports.


6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.



External links

  • Vortex on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

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