Black Hole

rob666

TS Member
After the first season or two, they put in fluorescent orange streaks around the drop curves lit by concealed black lights.
Really good effect.
 

RoyJess

TS Member
Thanks for your memory of the ride. Yeah you're memory is right, it was a Jet Star 2 model so originally had single cars, but later the coaster got refurbished to have dual cars like the newer Jumbo Jet model (the Beast was this model)

Thank goodness that there is nothing wrong with my grey cells

After the first season or two, they put in fluorescent orange streaks around the drop curves lit by concealed black lights.
Really good effect.

I first visited Alton in Autumn 1987. The Black hole opened 1984. I rode the Black hole a good few seasons before those horrid orange streaks were added. They ruined the effect of total darkness, half of the fun was not knowing when the next drop or turn was coming.
 

RoyJess

TS Member
The Beast was a slightly different and slightly bigger layout to the Black hole, I believe the beast had an extra drop, but didn't feel as intense as the black hole as it was in broad daylight. The darkness of the black hole gave the illusion of speed and bigger drop making it feel more extreme
 

Benjsh

TS Member
Favourite Ride
Steel Vengeance
It was a childhood favourite of mine as well as Space Invader at PB. Awesome rides in their day tbf.
 

Skyscraper

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Favourite Ride
Nemesis
I understand why these guys want to purchase it but I'm not sure they'll be able to get enough support tbh. Time will tell though. :)
I think the price is £41,000, and the fundraising limit is £50,000. That leaves £9,000 for transport, removal and construction costs.

A better option would be a UK theme park purchasing it. I could see it fitting nicely in Drayton Manor or Pleasurewood Hills maybe.
 
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Tibble

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Favourite Ride
The Smiler
I would say there is a 5% chance it would return to the UK and thats optimisitc

Although if it were to go back to AT - move Spinball and put it there - make it dark again and better indoor theming and bang sorted
 

Matt N

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Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
You've also got to take into account whether Furuvik would even be willing to let it go. They only got it in 2011, so it hasn't been there an especially long time.
 
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