Kings Island closes Vortex to replace part

The Vortex at Kings Island (Source:
The Vortex at Kings Island (Source:

MASON, OH (FOX19) - Kings Island has closed the Vortex roller coaster as it repairs a link in the chain that brings the car up.

Kings Island closed the roller coaster over the Fourth of July weekend when a computer noticed the damage to the chain as it was pulling a car up the hill. The computer automatically stopped the cars and the passengers all got off the car safely.

A spokesperson from Kings Island says a part has been ordered but has not arrived at the park. Once they receive the part, the Vortex should be able to run later that day.

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