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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 Details

Year Track Type Designer
1995 Steel Suspended Looping Vekoma

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 86 feet
  • Height: 102 feet
  • Inversions: 5
  • Length: 2,172 feet
  • Trains: 1 - 14 passenger
  • Ride Time: 1 minute, 36 seconds
  • Top Speed: 50 mph
  • Train Mfg: 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.

Ride capacity: 900 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall

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