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V2: Vertical Velocity
Website: Six Flags Great America Homepage
Ride Type: Impulse Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.3148
TPC Overall Rank: #89 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 63
Last Review: 11/5/2015 2:00:00 PM
In User Top 10: 63 times.
User Tracker Count: 157 times.

V2: Vertical Velocity
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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up CoasterCale on 11/5/2015 2:00:00 PM
The launch and vertical spike are the only positives of this ride. Still no doubt awesome, but not in my top five.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up CoasterWars on 8/12/2011 11:06:00 PM - User's Top Ride #3
Out of all the rides at Great America, some were good, others were great, but there's one coaster I'll never forget. It's this one. Nothing in the park even comes close to the rush of adrenaline this ride has to offer. It has it all. The launch from 0-65 mph in less than 4 seconds, the two drops, and the ominous height. What's even better is that this ride crosses the line between scary and fun perfectly. It's intense enough to please thrill seekers, but also enjoyable enough for the average rider. Everyone always says "Raging Bull" is the best of the park and they claim how great it truly is. Us "V2" riders know the REAL best ride of the park. This one's a must-ride.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ashdaddy on 6/28/2011 10:23:00 PM
Great ride, but huge line. Fantastic acceleration, and nerve-wracking to not see the track when headed backwards. You keep thinking, "I hope there's enough track back there for this run..." Use a "skip the line pass" for this one or make sure to visit first thing. I still miss my "Tidal Wave", upon which this ride was based, which was removed 20 years ago.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterwom on 9/28/2009 4:12:00 PM
V2: Vertical Velocity is a steel roller coaster. It is a impulse LIM shuttle. It was built by Intamin in 2001. It is 185' tall, it is 630' long, it travels at speeds of 70 mph. It was fast, fun, rerideable, had a large ride capacity, was nicely themed, long ride duration and a must ride for the park.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up rskogl2 on 6/13/2009 11:44:00 AM
The have removed the brake section on the vertical spire, which to me makes the ride less intense.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up bbadger187 on 6/23/2007 1:50:00 AM - User's Top Ride #3
You will hear the air release, seconds before you launch. The ride is pretty good, because you get accelerated up to speed almost instantly. On the second pass to the rear tower, you are locked in and held for a second, before being dropped. The front row is a good seat to look straight down. Only one train, so long lines, can mean big wait time.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up HowieP on 6/20/2007 10:31:00 AM
It shoots you out without warning. My first Impulse Coaster experience, and definitely not my last! Enjoyed every second of it. Next on my list: Wicked Twister at Cedar Point!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Hussman on 12/19/2006 2:09:00 AM - User's Top Ride #7
I LOVE rollercoasters that get launched out of the station!! This is a great ride and I wasnt expecting the part where the train stops a little bit that was SCARY!!!

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up wolvie12 on 6/22/2006 9:48:00 PM
it is one of my favorite rides but it tends to get boring after the 13th time you ride it.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BobFunland on 6/14/2006 10:59:00 PM
A true yawner, the overgrown flat doesnt thrill me in the least. The tiered launch surely doesnt help, as a 0-50 with a half twist up a spike simply approaches lame. Fortunately, the middle part of the ride is slightly redeeming, but even then, the holding brake simply sucks and once again destracts from the ride. Id never wait more than 15 minutes for the ride to begin with, and I cant even say that Id ride it on future trips unless it was a walk on and I had time to spare.

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