Vortex (Canada's Wonderland)

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Vortex
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Canada's Wonderland
Location Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Status Operating since May 12, 1991
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel - Suspended - Terrain
Product Suspended Coaster
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 91 feet
Drop 85 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 2361 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:36
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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. Vortex holds the joint record for the fastest suspended roller coaster alongside Ninja at Six Flags Magic Mountain, with a top speed of 55 mph.

History

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 coaster.

On July 24, 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 May 12, 1991, as planned.

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

Design

Trains

6 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

Photo Gallery

References

External links

  • Vortex on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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