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|Entrance to T3.|
|Onsite construction||Martin & Vleminckx|
|Type||Steel - Inverted|
|Product||SLC (662m Prototype)|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||49.7 mph|
|Manufacturer||Vekoma (1995-2014) |
|Riders per train||14|
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. Opened in 1995, 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.
The ride originally opened as T2 on April 8, 1995 and was painted entirely red. The color scheme was later changed to black sometime in 1999. 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 back 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.
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.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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