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Vortex (Kings Island)

Vortex (Kings Island)

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roller coaster
Vortex
Vortex (Kings Island) overhead.jpg
A View Of Vortex
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USA
Status Operating since April 11, 1987
Cost $4,000,000 USD
Replaced Bat
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
Length3800 feet
Inversions6
Steepest drop55°
Duration2:30
HELP
Elements

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 and for the tallest full-circuit roller coaster. It held this record for one year before being surpassed by ShockWave at Six Flags Great America with seven inversions, and also surpassed by Bandit's Height at Yomiuriland.

Design[edit | edit source]

This coaster has 6 inversions, 2 vertical loops, a double corkscrew and a batwing.

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

Trains[edit | edit source]

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.

Most inversions on a roller coaster (6)
April 1987 - June 1988
Preceded by
Viper
Most inversions on a roller coaster (6)
April 1987 - June 1988
Succeeded by
ShockWave
Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
April 1987 - March 1988
Preceded by
Giant Coaster
Loch Ness Monster
Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
April 1987 - March 1988
Succeeded by
Bandit

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