Califorina’s Great America to change Vortex to Patriot

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Today, California’s Great America announced Patriot, the park’s first floorless coaster!

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Patriot will replace the soon to be retired Vortex, the park’s stand-up coaster but still utilize it’s track. Vortex will close on September 5th:

We’ve seen this sort of treatment before, when Cedar Point turned the stand-up coaster Mantis into Rougarou, a floorless. Overall, using the same layout save the park money while offering an experience most people would enjoy more. That being said we can’t wait to fly on the Patriot:


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