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|Rocket in 2013|
|Product||Jet Star II|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Riders per train||6|
|Propulsion||Electric spiral lift|
|Area||25 metres × 46.5 metres|
Rocket was a steel roller coaster previously located at Furuvik in Gävle, Gävleborgs, Sweden. The ride was a Schwarzkopf Jet Star II, and it previously operated at Alton Towers from 1983 to 5 March 2005 as the Black Hole.
When the ride was at Alton Towers, it was located in a giant canvas-covered building. In 1988, it was modified by BHS to run two-car trains. Previously it ran single cars. It closed on 5 March 2005 and was removed the following year, however the building containing the ride wasn't removed until 2012, to make way for The Smiler.
Rocket was put up for sale in late 2021.
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.
- Jet Star 2 - Schwarzkopf Coaster Net
- End of era for Alton Towers ride - BBC News
- "Farewell to the Black Hole Tent". TowersTimes. 12 April 2012. https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/sw7/farewell-to-the-black-hole-tent/. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
- Rocket - Gerstlauer
- "Furuvik zet Schwarzkopf achtbaan Rocket te koop". https://themeparkfreaks.eu/2021/12/furuvik-zet-schwarzkopf-achtbaan-rocket-te-koop/.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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