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T3

Kentucky Kingdom

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This suspended looping coaster returns to operation at Kentucky Kingdom in 2015 with a new name – T3 – and a new train with redesigned restraints.

T3 is the first Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster to open in North America. This suspended coaster has seven-car trains that hang from an overhead steel track. Riders ascend a lift to a height of 102-feet to being an thrilling ride through five upside down inversions.

Unfortunately, T2 Terror To The Second Power suffered a reputation of not delivering a smooth, comfortable ride. Instead, it coined the phrase "hang and bang" because riders were frequently beaten up by the roller coasters' over-the-shoulder restraints. Kentucky Kingdom is hoping the new train with redesigned restraints will eliminate the bad rap.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1995 Steel Suspended Looping Vekoma
  • Height
    102
    feet
  • Drop
    86
    feet
  • Length
    2,172
    feet
  • Top Speed
    50
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    5
    upside down elements
  • Ride Time
    1 minute, 36 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    900
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    1 - 14 passenger
     
  • Train Designer
    KumbaK
     

T3 Facts & History

Vekoma 662-meter prototype SLC model

Fact: Opened with three ten car trains that were later shortened to seven cars. The roller coaster however was only designed for two-train operation.

2015 – T2 Terror To The Second Power reopens and is renamed. A new seven-car train is purchased from KumbaK with a new restraint design.

2014 – Kentucky Kingdom reopens, but T2 Terror To The Second Power will not. The future of this roller coaster is uncertain.

2010-2014 – T2 is standing-but-not-operating (SBNO) after Six Flags closes the park.

Train has seven cars with one row each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall

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