Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Vortex, a roller coaster at Carowinds. (The minimum height to ride is 54 inches.)
Written by Joe Boe
Vortex, when it debuted in March of 1992 was one of the first stand-up coasters in the United States. Containing a large vertical loop with two fast helixes and one corkscrew, the speedy ride continues to be a popular B&M coaster. Though Vortex is the most "popular" to break down in Carowinds, its still the fastest steel coaster built before 1995 in Carowinds, were Afterburn is the fastest.
My first stand up was disappointing. Very uncomfortable unless you bend your knees a little, pull the harness down, and lock in. It's too short, but there isn't another coaster that would really fit in it's place. - Bradley Keith
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