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|Entrance to T3.|
|Onsite construction||Martin & Vleminckx|
|Type||Steel - Inverted|
|Model / product||SLC (662m Prototype)|
|Riders per train||14|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed49.7 mph
T3 (pronounced "T-three" or "Terror to the Third Power"); originally known as T2 ("Terror to the Second Power") is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The ride is the second of two prototype Suspended Looping Coasters built by Vekoma. It only has seven cars per train, as opposed to the usual ten found on other SLCs.
History[edit | edit source]
The ride opened in 1995 and was painted entirely red. The color scheme was later changed to black. The ride closed with the park in 2009. Kentucky Kingdom reopened on May 24, 2014 but T2 remained closed. It was later announced that T2 would be overhauled and renamed T3 for the 2015 season. For its reopening, the color scheme was reverted to the original all-red scheme.
T3 reopened on July 3, 2015 after receiving new restraints and being renovated at a cost of $2 million.
Design[edit | edit source]
Layout[edit | edit source]
After the train is locked and checked, it moves out of the station, towards the 101.7 foot chain lift hill. Then, when the train crests the lift hill, it makes a rightward U-turn drop. Next, the train makes a roll over. Then, it makes a slight turn to the left, before a sidewinder. After the sidewinder, the train makes a 270 degree helix to the right, before a double in-line twist. Then, the train makes a U-turn to the right, before a dip. Finally, the train hits the brake run, before the train makes a right turn to the transfer track. The ride ends when the train makes an another right turn to the station.
Trains[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
|Roller coasters at Kentucky Kingdom|
|Present||Lightning Run • Roller Skater • T3 • Thunder Run • Storm Chaser|
|Former||Chang • Greezed Lightnin' • Road Runner Express • Starchaser • Twisted Twins • Vampire|