California's Great America in Santa Clara will introduce its first floorless roller coaster in 2017.
To be named Patriot, the ride will make its debut in early 2017. The existing Vortex, a stand-up coaster, will undergo a transformation into the floorless Patriot during the park's offseason. Vortex is the oldest stand-up coaster in the United States.
The park is open weekends through September 4, then 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Labor Day, September 5, for the Vortex ride's "Last Stand."