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Vortex at California's Great America

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Celebration Plaza

Roller coaster

Opening Date:
Mar 9, 1991

Closure Date:
Oct 1, 2016

91 feet

1920 feet

Maximum speed:
40 mph

Bolliger & Mabillard

Stand-Up Coaster

Minimum height:
54 inches

Installed at the height of the stand-up coaster craze, Vortex was only the second coaster to be manufacted by Bolliger & Mabillard. Guests perch on bicycle-style seats in a standing position, and race through a circuit that includes a vertical loop and a corkscrew.

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