Flash: Vertical Velocity

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Ride typeInverted Launch Coaster
BuilderIntamin Amusement Rides
ModelImpulse Coaster - Twist
Current statusOperating
Opening date06/08/2001
Track length630 '
Maximum speed65 mph
Height150 '
Highest drop150 '
Angle of descent90 degrees.
Number of inversions1
Coachesseven four-passenger (2x2)
Number of trains1
Capacity900 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: Vertical Velocity (from 2001 until 2018)