Headbanging Discomfort Intensity

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Vortex features
United States
Stand Up
Chain lift hill
Shoulder harness
Reviews  58
  • coaster land
    coaster land 1 month ago

    Intensity Rattle Headbanging Disappointing!

    Vortex takes the worst of standup coasters and puts it into one ride, the headbanging is unbearable and the rattle is constant throughout the ride. A floorless conversion would not help this ride much and to be honest is does fit the parks lineup, but oh boy is it terrible. The only reason I give this a full star is it has a solid level of intensity that gives it a redeeming quality so i think that is important to mention. Overall its a disappointing b&m coaster that stands to show us all how far b&m has come.

  • Eric Esty
    Eric Esty 3 months ago

    Intensity Smoothness Too short Discomfort

    This ride is barely enjoyable. Early B&M standups don't hold up very well. The track layout is excellent, with two good inversions and a great helix between them, but holy moly, these trains are very uncomfortable, even when the gentleman is tucked away properly. Doesn't help that it was very hot that day, and sweat does not mix well with a B&M standup. If they gave this the Rougarou/Patriot/Firebird treatment, they'd have a phenomenal top 5 lineup alongside their other 3 B&Ms and their new Mack launch.

  • Nathan F
    Nathan F 8 months ago

    Pace Rattle Harness Discomfort

    Vortex is easily the worst B&M coaster I've ever ridden. After the loop, the ride becomes an endless barrage of painful elements. It's not so bad that it isn't fun, but it is bad enough that it's certainly not a good coaster. I hope this either gets torn down or has a floorless conversion, because Vortex is not Carowinds's finest work.

  • Aki Hayashi Rags
    Aki Hayashi Rags 8 months ago

    Headbanging Discomfort Dead spots


  • Na N.
    Na N. 9 months ago

    Intensity Intensity

    ouch. please tear this down and build a raptor

  • Evangelion Martini
    Evangelion Martini 10 months ago

    Intensity Too short Layout

    A rare B&M Stand-Up that has yet to be converted to a Floorless. While the layout is decently intense while standing, it's just entirely too short to really offer much to riders. Standing coasters don't bother me (in fact I quite like them), but these early layouts with just a few elements just kinda suck; converting this one to a Floorless wouldn't fix the layout issues at all, and would just make a mediocre standing ride into a mediocre sitting ride.

  • Alex M.
    Alex M. 11 months ago

    Harness Discomfort Intensity

    Short, intense (in a bad way), and VERY painful. I would not be mad if they gave this the floorless conversion.

  • Jack Jack J.
    Jack Jack J. 1 year ago

    Intensity Headbanging Discomfort Layout

    Ride was intense but didn’t have a very good layout and just hurt. Beats you up pretty bad with lots of headbanging.

  • Kw6sTheater
    Kw6sTheater 1 year ago

    Pace Intensity Theming

    Vortex deserves too much hate in my opinion. It’s a solid B&M coaster, certainly one that packs an unassuming punch, and doesn’t have a lot of roughness compared to other rides like Rougarou or Batman: The Ride. This is my fifth favorite coaster at Carowinds, behind Intimidator, Copperhead Strike, Afterburn and Fury 325.

  • Barclay Weil
    Barclay Weil 2 years ago


    Honestly, this ride gets so much more hate than it deserves. I rode this ride this past weekend and it was running beautifully and it was never that bad in the years previous. I find standing slightly on your tip-toes makes the ride a lot better. I did not get any headbanging, only part I kind of had to brace I guess was the corkscrew, which has a hell of a whip. The turn around after the loop has a very fun spot to jump at and the helix is surprisingly good, one of my favorites! The seats this 2018 season seem to have become easier to move up and down, which was probably my biggest complaint before.

  • Heiko Hartmann
    Heiko Hartmann 2 years ago

    Headbanging Discomfort

    Oh I hate standup coasters. Loading and unloading takes ages. Standup position is not comfortable at all and doesn't add much to the ride experience. Lots of headbanging here. It's no wonder that parks are going to remove them or transform them to sit-down coasters.

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    Apache Z 2 days ago
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    Antoine B. 27 days ago
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    Nyargleblargle 8 months ago
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    Javaughn R. 9 months ago
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    Philippe-Minh N. 10 months ago
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    William D. 10 months ago
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    Luis H. 11 months ago
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    Hans Roost 11 months ago
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    んぱ どど 11 months ago
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    Steve N. 11 months ago
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    Seth Pobursky 11 months ago
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    Alex Mahon 1 year ago
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    Daniel W. 1 year ago
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    Julien RocKub 1 year ago
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    Xabi L. 1 year ago
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    Sebastien C. 1 year ago
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    Kommi 1 year ago
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  • Nicolas R.
    Nicolas R. 2 years ago

    Headbanging Disappointing! Discomfort

  • Katun GagaLefou
    Katun GagaLefou 2 years ago

    Intensity Headbanging Harness Discomfort

  • JB T
    JB T 2 years ago
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    Cyril Barbier 2 years ago
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin R. 2 years ago

    Rattle Harness Tear it down!

  • Florian Blond
    Florian Blond 2 years ago

    Headbanging Layout

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    pinwheelguy 2 years ago
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    Etienne Sainton 2 years ago
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    Mathis Gullon 2 years ago
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    Olivier P. 2 years ago