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T Express

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roller coaster
T Express
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Everland
Location Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Status Operating since March 14, 2008
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Wooden
Riders per train 36
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height183.8 feet
Drop150.9 feet
Top speed64.6 mph
Length5,383.8 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop77°
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T Express is a wooden roller coaster located in the European Adventure section of Everland in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. It is currently the steepest wooden roller coaster, at 77 degrees, beating El Toro by one degree. It is the first wooden roller coaster in South Korea, and the fourth prefabricated wooden roller coaster built by Intamin. It is also the first of its type in Asia and the first to use three trains.

The ride brought a large attendance increase to Everland, including 14% more college students and 73% more teenagers.

Design[edit]

The ride features several high-speed turns and airtime hills. It also has a mid-course brake run.

Trains[edit]

3 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 36 riders per train.

Rankings[edit]

Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll
Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Ref.
Ranking 1 3 1* 2 2 2 [1]

*Tied with El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure

References[edit]

  1. Wood Roller Coaster Poll 20 Year Results Table - Best Wooden Roller Coaster Poll
Steepest wooden roller coaster
March 2008 - March 2013
Preceded by
El Toro
Steepest wooden roller coaster
March 2008 - March 2013
Succeeded by
Outlaw Run