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Vortex

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About

Vortex was one of three new rides for the 2001 season at Thorpe Park. Manufactured by KMG, the ride features a rotating gondola that swings to dizzying heights. Its Zodiac meets Rush if you like! The combination of rotation and swinging creates a substantially more forceful ride than Zodiac or Rush, but Vortex is still massively fun. Hidden away in the corner of Thorpe Park right beside The Dome it can often be overlooked as you exit the building and see Thorpe Park’s taller. Don’t be fooled by its modest size though – it’s larger than its fairground cousins. Starting off gently, the ride quickly picks up speed, rotating at 15rpm and swinging at over 40mph!

After taking your seats, the ride restraints automatically lower – watch out though, they often take guests by surprise! – and your ride cycle begins. The floor then lowers as the 32-person gondola starts rotating. The soundtrack’s drums are perfectly-timed as you start to swing and spin simultaneously. Gathering speed until you’re swinging 65ft over the pathways, trees and queues below, Vortex will leave all your sense completely swirled up!


The ride boarding is a free-for-all from the holding area. Stick close to your friends if you want to sit together!

To Ride Vortex you must be at least 1.4m tall. People approaching a chest measurement of 51 inches should use the test seat at the entrance or speak with a rides host.

ManufacturerKMG Rides
TypeAfterburner
Opened2001
Top Speed15 RPM
Max Height65 FT
FastrackUltimate, One Shot Vortex, Accelerator

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Audio

  • Vortex - Pre Load Download
  • Vortex - Ride Start Download


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