Invertigo at Kings Island before 2012.
|No. of installations||4|
|Height||131.3 ft (40.0 m)|
|Length||1,013.8 ft (309.0 m)|
|Speed||50 mph (80 km/h)|
|Riders per vehicle||28|
|Riders per row||2|
|Invertigo at RCDB|
The first installation of an Invertigo roller coaster occurred at Liseberg in 1997. HangOver was originally scheduled to open in 1996 as a launched roller coaster, however, the technology at the time prevented this from occurring and forced the opening back by a year. On March 21, 1998, California's Great America opened a ride known simply as Invertigo. On April 17, 1999, Face/Off opened at Kings Island. It was originally themed after the 1997 Paramount Pictures film of the same name. On May 8, 1999, Two Face: The Flip Side opened at Six Flags America. It was themed after DC Comics' Batman rival, Harvey Dent A.K.A. Two-Face.
In 2002, HangOver at Liseberg closed and was relocated to Allou Fun Park the following year. The ride, however, was never set up there and was relocated to Sommerland Syd where it operated under the name Tornado from July 2, 2005.
On January 27, 2011, California's Great America announced that Invertigo would be removed from the theme park and relocated to a different amusement park. Cedar Fair stated that a new attraction would be placed at the former location of Invertigo. California's Great America also announced Invertigo will be going to a new home in a different Cedar Fair park.Invertigo was removed and moved into storage in Allentown, Pennsylvania. While in storage, the track received a new teal paint scheme, with the supports remaining in royal blue. On August 30, 2011, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom announced that they would be opening Stinger for the park's 2012 season. In November 2011, Dorney Park had completed construction for the coaster and in December they were building the station and queue. In early January 2012, the coaster had gotten electricity, and the entrance and queue area was nearing completion to be finished.
On February 13, 2012, Kings Island posted a picture of Invertigo getting a new paint scheme on their Facebook page. The ride now has aqua track and royal blue supports, similar to Stinger at Dorney Park.
On December 15, 2017, Dorney Park announced on their website that Stinger would be removed. As of this date, not much else is known on its future.
|Coaster name||Amusement park||Opened||Status|
|Kings Island||April 20, 2008
April 17, 1999
|Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
California's Great America
|April 28, 2012
March 21, 1998
Allou Fun Park
|June 30, 2012
July 2, 2005
Formerly Two Face: The Flip Side
Six Flags America
|April 24, 2015
May 8, 1999
Invertigo is an inverted version of the Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster where riders sit face-to-face, staring at fellow passengers through the course of the ride. The train completes the circuit twice running in the opposite direction as it returns to the station. This gives riders the opportunity to experience the ride in both directions moving forwards and backwards.
The ride begins when the train is pulled backwards from the station and up a 138-foot-tall (42 m) lift hill. It is held for several seconds before releasing riders into a 130-foot (40 m) drop sending them 55 miles per hour (89 km/h) through the loading station. The train then enters a Cobra roll element that transitions into a vertical loop. Upon exiting the loop, the train climbs the second lift hill making it most of the way up on its own momentum. Once towed to the top, the train is quickly released sending riders through the ride in reverse before being caught by the first lift hill and returned to the loading station.