T Express

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T Express
T Express Everland Resort.jpg
Everland
Park section European Adventure
Coordinates 37°17′23″N 127°12′09″E / 37.289818°N 127.202438°E / 37.289818; 127.202438Coordinates: 37°17′23″N 127°12′09″E / 37.289818°N 127.202438°E / 37.289818; 127.202438
Status Operating
Opening date March 14, 2008
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer Werner Stengel
Model Wooden Coaster (Prefabricated Track)
Track layout terrain
Lift/launch system Cable lift
Height 56 m (184 ft)
Drop 46 m (151 ft)
Length 1,641 m (5,384 ft)
Speed 104 km/h (65 mph)
Inversions 0
Max vertical angle 77°
T Express at RCDB
Pictures of T Express at RCDB

T Express is a wooden roller coaster at Everland in Yongin, South Korea. It is South Korea's first wooden coaster, Intamin's fourth wooden coaster with prefabricated track, the first ride of this type in Asia, and the first to utilize three trains. It is world's fourth steepest wooden roller coaster. It is also the world's ninth fastest, fourth tallest, and sixth longest wooden coaster, with El Toro being the third tallest.

T Express was ranked as the world's best wooden coaster in Mitch Hawker's online poll in 2008 and 2010.

The biggest change brought by T Express was an increase in the number of customers, especially teenagers and university students. The number of college students increased by 14%, and teenagers by 73% according to Everland statistics.[1]

Rocky Mountain Construction, an Idaho-based manufacturing firm, assisted with the construction of the ride.[2]

Rankings[edit]

Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll: Best wood-Tracked Roller Coaster[3]
Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ranking 1 3 1 (tie) 2 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Press release - Everland PRcenter
  2. ^ "Clients & Portfolio". Rocky Mountain Construction. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hawker, Mitch. "Wooden Roller Coaster Poll 20 Year Results Table (1994–2013)". Best Roller Coaster Poll. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 

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