Length630 ft
Height150 ft
Speed65 mph
Vertical Angle90°
ElementsLIM Launch (multi-pass)
Vertical Rollback
Twisted In-Line Rollback


ArrangementSingle train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders.


Former namesVertical Velocity ( to )
Capacity900 riders per hour


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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