Specific Type: Suspended Looping Coaster
T3 is the new invert at Kentucky Kingdom? Not really, T3 has gone through periods of transition and change, just like Kentucky Kingdom so maybe we should start at the beginning. The roller coaster is a Vekoma SLC model installed at the park in 1995, but with the name T2. In 1997 Premier Parks, the company that operated Six Flags Parks, took over operations Kentucky Kingdom. Since they had DC licences the plan was to change the theming of T2 into a Batman themed ride. The red tracks and supports were painted black in 1999 as the area around the coaster was turning into a Gotham themed area. However the ride’s name remained T2 all the way up to 2010 when the park closed down because of a lease disagreement between Six Flags and the Kentucky State Fair Board. The ride sat dormant from 2019-2014. A new operator reopened Kentucky Kingdom and renovated the remaining rollercoasters left on site including T2 which was renamed T3 for the 2015 season. The renovation included new paint job restoring the original red color, and brand new upgraded trains. The new trains were supplied by KumbaK, the first for the 2015 season, and then a second for the 2016 season. These new trains offered a more comfortable ride experience with more modern vest style restraints.
As riders enter the station, they see the bucket seats suspended from the track. You enter the seat and pull the new vest down. As the train leaves the station it is immediately pulled up to the top of the 101 foot lift hill. The train races down the hill at a right bank where it enters straight into a Rollover. This double inversion features an Immelman Loop directly followed by a Dive Loop. The train leaves the loop and heads up a hill, quickly turns and enters into a sidewinder element. The train leaves the sidewinder and races into a helix that sucks all the blood out of your head and stores it in your feet. Before you can catch your breath the train finishes with a dizzying double inline twist before hitting the brakes. T3 returns riders to the station where they can collect themselves after an intense ride that many might call… a mind eraser?
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