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Black hole and space invader 2

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Anonymous

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These 2 rides were at blackpool pleasure beach and alton towers and i really want to know what they did so if you have and info, pics or vids i would love to see them. Thanks
 

Jools

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Black Holes last day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdhiIYj6BZ0
with lights on.

Basically it spiralled up, then dropped (it was pitched black so u didn't know when you were going to drop), and it felt really foreful as you dropped and twisted, note that Black Hole has the same theme tune as Detonator at Thorpe Park.
 

furie

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Here's another Jet Star 2:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4kq6e9N064[/youtube]
Essentially the same ride. If you think it looks a bit slow, shakey and dull - it#s because it was ;)

Space Invader is a Zierer 4-man bob coaster.

There aren't many about, and the other one in the UK (other than Blackpool's) is a bit of a whore. It went from Trentham Gardens, to Alton, to Pleasure Island, to Flamingoland, to Groveland and is currently being built in Loudon castle.

Piccies here:
http://www.rcdb.com/ig821.htm?picture=1
http://www.rcdb.com/ig1873.htm?picture=1

I can't find a POV, but it's not much. Though the 4-man bob was my favourite ride at Alton for ages, and I always had a soft spot for Space Invader.
 

divvie_dave

Member
Space Invader at Blackpool, even though the same.... looked alot more attractive to ride than that though. They did a really tacky good job with it.

Surprisingly smooth.. very fun ;-)
 
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Anonymous

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Thanks for your replies, Space invader closed because someone died but why did Black hole shut
 

Ollie

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^No. I didn't shut because someone died on it. Black hole shut because they needed to put evacuation stairs on the lifthill which ended up coasting too much. That's what I heard anyway.
 

divvie_dave

Member
Space invader closed because someone died

That was ages ago... I think even before it was re-furbished to Space Invader 2.

And I also agree with Ollie that Black Whole retired due to health and safety requiring a new evacuation thing.
 
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