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Kings Island
Park section Coney Mall
Coordinates 39°20′27″N 84°15′51″W / 39.340724°N 84.264219°W / 39.340724; -84.264219Coordinates: 39°20′27″N 84°15′51″W / 39.340724°N 84.264219°W / 39.340724; -84.264219
Status Closed
Opening date April 11, 1987 (1987-04-11)
Closing date October 27, 2019 (2019-10-27)
Cost $4,000,000 USD
Replaced The Bat
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Model Custom Looping Coaster
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 148 ft (45 m)
Drop 138 ft (42 m)
Length 3,800 ft (1,200 m)
Speed 55 mph (89 km/h)
Inversions 6
Duration 2:30
Max vertical angle 55°
Capacity 1,600 riders per hour
G-force 3.9
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 3 trains with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
Fast Lane available
Must transfer from wheelchair
Vortex at RCDB
Pictures of Vortex at RCDB

Vortex is a steel roller coaster at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. It was designed and built by Arrow Dynamics. It cost $4 million. The ride officially opened to the public on April 11, 1987. When it opened, Vortex was the tallest, full-circuit roller coaster with the highest drop in the world. It was also the first one where riders are upside down six times. Vortex is where The Bat used to be. The Bat was the world's first suspended roller coaster. There have been more than 38 million rides on Vortex. It is one of the most popular attractions at Kings Island.

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