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Level 5 - Aggressive Thrill

At a Glance

Location: Carolina Showplace
Duration: 2 minutes; 19 seconds
Height Requirement: 54 inches
Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard of Monthey, Switzerland

The Vortex is a long-time favorite among park visitors and roller coaster enthusiasts alike. As you aboard the South's first stand-up rollercoaster, you will be sent on a journey that includes a vertical loop, an oblique loop, down into a carousel and finally into a flat spin. This ride is known for its nice views of the park and it's jolting twists and turns. 

If you're looking for great video and photo opportunities, check out the area behind the Three-Point Challenge in Carolina Showplace. 

Rider Safety Information

Riders must have the body and spinal control to sit upright without the aid of other people or devices. Rider's body must have the appropriate weight distribution for this ride. 

Guests must have a minimum of three functioning extremities (two legs and an arm) to brace themselves with (tripod bracing) during the ride. 

Riders must be able to enter and exit the ride without jeopardizing themselves or others and to assist with their own evacuation if necessary. Riders must demonstrate appropriate observed behavior indicating a willingness and ability to a participate and/or follow rider requirements. 

Alternate Access Entrance is at ride exit. Press the intercom button for assistance from a rider operator. 

Hand-Held infants and service animals are not allowed to ride.