Spin into Australia’s Sea World on the all-new Vortex

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Sea World in Australia has opened a brand-new attraction that will have guests twisting, turning and spinning like never before – Vortex.


This multi-million-dollar ride will take guests on a thrilling adventure as they reach speeds of 30 kilometers per hour (approximately 18.6 miles per hour) and experience up to 5 G-Forces on the 18-meter-high (approximately 59 feet) pendulum swinging attraction.


“We are incredibly excited to officially open the Vortex ride at Sea World, and we can’t wait to welcome our guests to experience this thrilling attraction,” said Clark Kirby, CEO of Village Roadshow Theme Parks. “While on the ride, guests will tumble and whirl through the air as they experience pendulum movements and circular rotations all while taking in the spectacular views of the park.”

Vortex is the first attraction to open in The New Atlantis area at Sea World, which will feature two other exciting attractions: the Leviathan, a wooden coaster; and Trident, a 42-meter-high (approximately 137.8 feet) swinging attraction, both opening in mid-2021.

“The New Atlantis is going to be a game-changer for Sea World and will become a destination where our guests can experience the myths, mysteries, quests and challenges located within the new multi-million-dollar utopian precinct,” continued Kirby. “At Village Roadshow Theme Parks, we are committed to providing world-class attractions and the opening of rides such as these are a drawcard for the Gold Coast as a tourism destination.”

Sea World, bearing no relation to the SeaWorld parks we know here in the U.S., is a marine park on the Gold Coast of Australia. To learn more, visit SeaWorld.com.au.

Check out our video of the new attraction below:


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Ronnie watkins December 23, 2020 - 8:34 pm

Looks very cool would try

Timothy Serdynski December 24, 2020 - 7:19 am

I hate to see parks that can afford to do better (like build innovative new dark/thrill rides – on tracks that GO somewhere) take up park space with low through-put state fair flat rides with no theming (other than name/paint color) & present it as something new & exciting. lol


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