Statistics

Length:630 ft
Height:150 ft
Inversions:0
Speed:65 mph
Max Vertical Angle:90°
Elements:LIM Launch
Vertical Spike - Straight
Capacity:900 riders per hour

Details

Categories:Shuttle
Trains:Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders.
Facts:Vertical Velocity was closed for the start of the 2002 season while it was modified to be no more than 150 feet tell -- a height limitation imposed by the city.  The forward tower was changed from a 90° vertical tower to 45° inclined tower. The rear tower remained vertical, but was shortened, presumably to 150 feet.  How/why the Vertical Velocity was erected in excess of 150 feet is a mystery.  Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois also built a identical Vertical Velocity for the 2001 season.  While identical rides, the press releases differed by park - Six Flags Great America claimed a height of 186 feet while Six Flags Marine World claimed 150 feet.

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