|Looking for great thrills?
Looking for twisting, turning, looping excitement? Well, hold on tight because once you're
in the grip of Vortex, youll never be the same again!
The 1,000 tons of steel used to erect Vortex is configured (others may say
twisted) into some of the most intense thrills at Paramount's Kings Island. Taking
passengers upside down an awesome six times before the ride ends, Vortex set a
record for the number of twists on a steel coaster when it was first built in 1987.
After ascending to the top of the first hill, the coaster
dives 138-feet into a double vertical loop-to-loop at over 50 miles per hour! Next, riders
are propelled into a dizzying corkscrew that immediately precedes a boomerang turn. Then,
as if the corkscrew werent enough, riders are hurled into an invigorating 360-degree
helix for the climax of the ride. Vortex was designed exclusively for Paramount's Kings
Island by Arrow Dynamics in Clearfield, Utah.
This is your exclusive invitation to get caught in the
grip that makes Vortex one of Americas premier steel coasters!
|Type of Coaster:
track with two vertical loops, one corkscrew, one boomerang turn, and a 360-degree helix
turn at the end
|Length of Track:
with drop of 138', at a 55-degree angle
first, 72' and the second, 62' high
||30' high and
60' from lowest to highest point
||At the end of
miles per hour
||2 1/2 minutes
Number of Trains:
per hour, in 3 trains of 7 cars each
||At the end of
Dynamics, Inc., Clearfield, Utah
||A one of a
kind steel roller coaster, designed exclusively for Kings Island. Approximately 1,000 tons
of steel to be used in construction. The trains and track were manufactured by Arrow, the
support columns by southern Ohio Fabricators, Woodlawn, Ohio.