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|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Model / product||Jet Star II|
|Riders per train||6|
|Propulsion||Electric Spiral Lift|
|Area||82 feet × 152.6 feet|
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.
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.
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.
|Roller coasters at Alton Towers|
|Present||Galactica • Nemesis • Oblivion • Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure • Rita • Runaway Mine Train • Smiler • Spinball Whizzer • Thirteen • Wicker Man|
|Former||4 Man Bob • Alton Mouse • Beastie • Black Hole • Corkscrew • Mini Apple • New Beast • Thunderlooper|
|Unbuilt||Secret Weapon 1 & 2 • unknown|
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