Vertical Velocity

Six Flags Great America
Ride typeInverted Launch Coaster
BuilderIntamin Amusement Rides
ModelImpulse Coaster - Twist & Spike
Current statusOperating
Opening date05/18/2001
Track length630 '
Maximum speed70 mph
Height185 '
Highest drop150 '
Angle of descent90 degrees.
Coachesseven four-passenger (2x2)
Number of trains1
Capacity1100 riders/hour
Riding restrictionsAt least 54 "
Vertical Velocity, or V2 for short, is a suspended spiraling impulse coaster that utilizes an advance design electromagnetic propulsion system to launch riders to speeds of up to 70 mph in less than four seconds. Thrill-seekers rocket forward and backward, straight up and straight back down two 150-foot vertical sky towers. A spiraling corkscrew atop the first vertical tower gives you a wicked whirl just as you reach its already dizzying heights.
Former names:
V2