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Patriot
Vortex (California's Great America) - OnRide - (720p)01:11

Vortex (California's Great America) - OnRide - (720p)


Statistics

Park

California's Great America

Location

Santa Clara, California, USA

Opened

March 9, 1991

Manufacturer

Bolliger & Mabillard

Type

Floorless Roller Coaster

Riders per train

28

Riders per hour

1,200

Height

91 feet (27.7 meters)

Top speed

40 mph (64.4 km/h)

Length

1,920 feet (585.2 meters)

Duration

2:14

Inversions

2

Patriot is a Bolliger & Mabillard floorless roller coaster located at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California. The ride originally featured Stand-Up trains and was called "Vortex" until the end of 2016, when it was renamed, repainted, and given new floorless trains. The new ride, Patriot, opened to the public on Saturday, April 1st, 2017.

Originally, Vortex was the second roller coaster built by B&M after Iron Wolf at Six Flags Great America. It is a slightly shorter version of B&M's third creation at Carowinds.

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External SourcesEdit

California's Great America Roller Coasters
Operating Demon * Flight Deck * Grizzly * Psycho Mouse * Taxi Jam * Vortex * Woodstock's Express
Former Greased Lightnin' * Gulf Coaster * Invertigo * Stealth * Whizzer

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