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Patriot will be the first floorless roller coaster at the park, and represents a conversion of the stand-up Vortex coaster. All new floorless trains have been installed on the ride, along with a renovated station area and a cool new blue and white paint scheme.
So far Patriot looks to be running through its 1,920 feet of track at a good clip, as seen in this testing video that California's Great America released:
The conversion of the trains from stand-up to floorless is sure to give Patriot a much more comfortable riding experience that will appeal to a broader range of visitors. The coaster features a 91 foot tall lift hill, speeds of 45 miles per hour and two inversions - a vertical loop and a corkscrew.
Patriot will start giving rides to the public on April 1st, but the park will open for the 2017 season this coming Saturday, March 25th.