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Rocket (Furuvik)

(Redirected from Black Hole (Alton Towers))
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roller coaster
Rocket
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Furuvik
Location Gävle, Gävleborgs, Sweden
Status Operating since May 21, 2011
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product Jet Star II
Riders per train 6
Hourly capacity 900
Propulsion Electric Spiral Lift
Area 82 feet × 152.6 feet
Height44.3 feet
Length1,919.3 feet
Inversions0
Duration1:50
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Rocket is a steel roller coaster located at Furuvik in Gävle, Gävleborgs, Sweden. The ride is a Schwarzkopf Jet Star 2, and it previously operated at Alton Towers from 1983 to March 5, 2005 as the Black Hole.

History[edit]

When the ride was at Alton Towers, it was located in a giant canvas-covered building. It closed on March 5, 2005, and was removed in 2006, however the building containing the ride wasn't removed until 2012, to make way for the Smiler.

After a renovation from Gerstlauer, the ride reopened at Furuvik on May 21, 2011.

Design[edit]

Trains[edit]

2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged inline in 3 rows for a total of 6 riders per train. The ride was modified in 1988 by BHS to support trains with multiple cars. Normally Jet Star II models can only support single car trains.


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