Black Hole

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  1. rob666

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    After the first season or two, they put in fluorescent orange streaks around the drop curves lit by concealed black lights.
    Really good effect.
     
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    Thank goodness that there is nothing wrong with my grey cells

    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.
     
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    Each to their own, I liked them.
    We all knew where the track went by then anyway!
     
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    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
     
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    Would love for Drayton Manor to get that as it’s what they missing currently as a 1.2m tall family market.
     
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    Wonder if I can find a big enough and opaque enough tent
     
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    Just dig a pit
     
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    Lightwater Valley might do you a nice deal, they have one going spare ;)...
     
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    TBH, it would be a better addition to the park then some of the new/revamped poorer rides we've had the park lately.

    Then we all get to sing It's Coming Home...
     
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    It was a childhood favourite of mine as well as Space Invader at PB. Awesome rides in their day tbf.
     
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    And so good on a rainy day for a bit of shelter.
     
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    What a waste of time!
     
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    Always amazes me to see a photo of the former Black Hole outside and lit by bright sunshine, given how vast and suspenseful that climb felt in the tent. Just shows how far a sliver of theatrics can take you.
     
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    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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    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
     
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    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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