IndyGuy4KI Posted September 27, 2019 Share Posted September 27, 2019 As Vortex has been announced to be retired at the end of the 2019 season, it felt it appropriate to start a thread to share our memories of Vortex over the last 33 seasons. Vortex was my first upside down coaster. The first drop to this day is one of my favorites in 7-1 or 7-2. The trains I thought were so cool looking as a kid and still do. My first two children loved Vortex and was their favorite ride when they hit the 48" mark. The memories of getting my children on Vortex and seeing their faces in the brake run after their first Arrow Looper will be with me forever. Arrow sure paved the way for steel coasters, and we are loosing a classic at Kings Island. Vortex will be greatly missed by me and many other KIC members!The landscape here will never look the same! Vortex: 1987 - 2019. A little more history about Vortex: Vortex was a record breaking coaster when it opened on April 11th, 1987. Vortex was the first coaster to feature six inversions with two vertical loops, one double corkscrew and one boomerang. Vortex reused the station from The Bat (the original coaster by that name that opened in 1981). Also, some of the stairs from The Bat were reused to access Vortex`s block brake. A look back at Vortex construction: A few more pics I wanted to share. Feel free to share your story and pics of Vortex in this thread! 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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