ScreamScape.com said:(6/16/15) According to a news clip sent to me by a reader, Cedar Fair apparently confirmed to one media source their plans to convert Vortex at California’s Great America into a Floorless coaster.
Meanwhile it has also been reported at California Coaster Kings (near the bottom) that some repainting on Vortex has already begun, though in this case it is just a repainting of the grey supports with a nice new grey coat, though I wouldn’t be surprised if this leads to some new colors going onto the track itself as the summer progresses. Keep your eyes peeled for small patches of test paint on the coaster showing off new colors.
Well as I speculated Cedar Fair is moving forward with the upgrade of it's remaining B&M Standup Coasters.
I know a lot of people were skeptical because the two Vortex coasters have such a small footprint but this is a fantastic change for these coasters. I can only hope and keep my fingers crossed that this comes to Carowind's Vortex as well.
While the two Vortex coasters are not clones they are the same size and have similar layouts. I am going to guess that if the West Coast Vortex has an increase in ridership then the East Coast Vortex will probably get this upgrade in 2017 unless Cedar Fair decides to convert both of them in 2016.7