California's Great America
Ride typeFloorless Coaster
BuilderBolliger & Mabillard (B & M)
ModelFloorless Coaster - Custom
DesignerIng.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Current statusOperating
Opening date03/09/1991
Track length1920 '
Maximum speed45 mph
Height91 '
Number of inversions2
Riding time2:14 min.
Coachesseven rows of four
Number of trains2
Capacity1200 riders/hour
Riding restrictionsAt least 54 "
The Vortex features a 91-foot lift hill, a 360-degree loop and weaving, twisting track that threads its way through the eye of the loop. You ride standing and straddling bicycle-type seats in trains that travel up to 45 miles an hour. Padded shoulder harnesses secure the riders - four abreast - in their cars.
Former names:
Vortex (from 1991 until 2016)