Discomfort Headbanging Intensity

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Vortex features
United States
Bolliger & Mabillard
Stand Up
B&M Stand Up
Chain lift hill
Shoulder harness
Reviews  80
  • Solar Winds
    Solar Winds 20 days ago

    Inversions Location Layout Rattle Capacity Discomfort

    A solid ride that is unfortunately hampered by the restraints. They're very uncomfortable and provide very little wiggleroom. The layout is fine, but nothing really to write home about. There is a noticeable rattle and headbanging, but only in a few sections and I didn't find it to be too unbearable. Overall, I think Vortex is just okay. Most of my main grievances would be solved if it was converted into a floorless. It would also cut down on the long dispatches too.

  • IronChef C.
    IronChef C. 28 days ago


    This is technically a roller coaster and bc it is a rollercoaster, it gets a rating. I think the layout is ok. The ride itself is not. Everyone's shouting for a floorless conversion and it would help...so maybe its time to do it.

  • coaster land
    coaster land 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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

    Headbanging Discomfort Dead spots


  • Na N.
    Na N. 1 year ago

    Intensity Intensity

    ouch. please tear this down and build a raptor

  • Evangelion Martini

    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. 2 years 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. 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 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.

  • Alexandre CF
    Alexandre CF 5 days ago

    Intensity Discomfort

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    Rattle Harness Tear it down!

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