When did the Black Hole close at Alton Towers?
Where is Black Hole Alton Towers?
Black Hole was an enclosed steel roller coaster at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. It operated from 1984 until 2005. The coaster was located within a huge silvery black tent (formerly green and yellow) that ensured the ride took place in total darkness. The ride stood in the X-Sector area of the park.
What ride did Smiler replace?
The Black Hole
|Opening date||31 May 2013|
|Replaced||The Black Hole|
Did Galactica replace Air at Alton Towers?
It was always therefore going to be a bold decision to redesign the ride and turn it into a new VR ride called Galactica. It will replace Air and use the existing track structure combined with a new fully-dedicated virtual reality experience that Alton Towers are claiming as a world’s first.
What happened to the Corkscrew at Alton Towers?
Although Corkscrew was dismantled and replaced by TH13TEEN in 2010, the presence of the ride lives on in the entrance plaza where the iconic double inversion element now resides as part of the grand entrance to the theme park.
Why was corkscrew taken down?
Customers also reported that due to its age, it had become increasingly uncomfortable to ride. In October 2008, after 28 years of service, Alton Towers confirmed that the ride was to be dismantled at the end of the 2008 season, to make room for the 2010 attraction TH13TEEN, then named Secret Weapon 6.
How tall do you have to be to go to Alton Towers?
You must be 1.2m or over to ride
|TH13TEEN||Maximum Height 1.96m|
|Spinball Whizzer||Maximum Height 1.95m|
How fast is the Smiler in mph?
The Smiler/Max speed
Does Galactica still have VR 2021?
Galactica no longer features VR due to guest feedback regarding their experience on the ride.
Does Thirteen go backwards?
Suddenly, the lights go out and the train jolts, before the track and train freefall drop around 5 metres. A wraith figure is illuminated in front of the train and compressed air blasts towards riders. The train is propelled backwards out of the crypt, drops in height and proceeds into a disorienting backwards helix.
Where is the black hole at Alton Towers?
Black Hole was an enclosed steel roller coaster at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. It operated from 1984 until 2005. The coaster was located within a huge black tent (formerly green and yellow) that ensured the ride took place in total darkness.
What was the name of the rollercoaster at Alton Towers?
Here’s what happened to some of Alton Towers most famous former rollercoasters. Built in 1980 for over £1 million, The Corkscrew sat proudly as the country’s finest coaster for 28 years before making way for world’s first family thrill coaster, Th13teen.
How long has the log flume been at Alton Towers?
For over three decades children have grown up experiencing that first drenching on the log flume at Alton Towers almost as a rite of passage into the theme park world of fun. Haven’t we all a photo or two packed away somewhere of our time on the log flume.
When did 4 man Bob at Alton Towers end?
The 4 Man Bob was another popular family ride that operated from 1985 to 1990, after Alton, it embarked on a journey around the British Isles. It retained the same name for a stint at Pleasure Island in Lincolnshire before being rebranded as The Flying Trapeze at Flamingo Land in Yorkshire.