Roller coaster in the United States
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Entrance to T3
Kentucky Kingdom
Location Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Coordinates 38°11′40″N 85°44′50″W / 38.194413°N 85.747122°W / 38.194413; -85.747122
Status Defunct
Operated April 8, 1995 to October 30, 2022
Rider height
  • Minimum: 52 inch
  • Maximum: 79 inch
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product SLC (662m Prototype)
Onsite construction Martin & Vleminckx
Type Steel - Inverted
Hourly capacity 900
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 101.7 feet
Top speed 49.7 mph
Length 2171.9 feet
Inversions 5
Duration 1:36
Rolling stock
Manufacturer KumbaK (2015-present)
Vekoma (1995-2014)
Riders per train 14

T3 (pronounced "T-three" or "Terror to the Third Power"); originally known as T2 was a steel inverted roller coaster located at Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Opened in 1995, T3 was 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.


T2 in 2004.

The ride originally opened as T2 on April 8, 1995.[1] T2 closed with the park in 2009 due to Six Flags' bankruptcy.[2] Kentucky Kingdom reopened on May 24, 2014, but T2 remained closed.[3] It was later announced that T2 would be overhauled and renamed T3 for the 2015 season.[4]

T3 reopened on July 3, 2015, after receiving new modern-style vest restraints with soft straps and a bar that sits on riders' legs after being renovated at a cost of $2 million.[5][6]

On April 27, 2023, Kentucky Kingdom announced that T3 would not reopen.[7] The ride was later listed for sale on Amusement-Rides.com.[8]



See Suspended Looping Coaster.

Color scheme

Red track and supports. Opened with red track and supports, later changed to feature black track and supports. For its reopening in 2015, the color scheme was reverted back to the original all-red scheme.


2 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 14 riders per train.



External links

Articles on Kentucky Kingdom