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Orbit Spinning Ride at California's Great America

Orbit

Guests who embark on Orbit get rapidly spun at increasing speeds and lifted by a large hydraulic arm to as high as 80 ft. in the air. Then, let the centrifugal force be with you as you get turned upside down over and over again.

The ride begins simply enough, as riders step in the cars stationed just inches above the ground. Upon settling in, it is clear there is a swivel to the car and the current position is only temporary. Guests are soon spinning in a nearly perfect loop perpendicular to the earth below.

The dark night skies add to Orbit’s atmosphere with thematic lighting giving a new element to riders and watchers alike.

Orbit was originally called Orleans Orbit and is one of the original rides dating back to Great America’s grand opening in 1976.

Height Requirement: 54” minimum

Rider Safety Information

Min Height 54"

Rider Safety Information

  • A spinning thrill ride where the gondolas quickly increase in speed from a horizontal position to a vertical position, thereby turning riders upside down. Riders will experience weightlessness and rapid movements from side to side.
  • A door with a safety lock encapsulates the ride unit to secure riders.
  • Guests must have a minimum of three functioning extremities.
  • Guests with a cervical collar, neck brace, broken collar bone, braced arm cast, or full leg cast are not permitted to ride.
  • Alternate access is available at the ride exit. Riders will have to take several steps on their own or with the assistance of a companion, and be capable of stepping up and over the side of the ride unit. Please use caution when entering and exiting as the ride unit may shift. Do not use the ride restraint for support as they will shift.
  • Visit our Guest Assistance Guide for additional Accessibility information.
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