Jumbo Jet or Jet Star 2?
Ok… So last week I got it all wrong and this week I make amends for my shoddy reporting. There is a theme park in the UK called Alton Towers and they had a Jet Star 2 called the “Black Hole”. This Jet Star 2 was enclosed and most of the ride was in the dark so the rider never had an idea of what was coming next. According to RCDB.com, the Black Hole was in operation from 1983 to 2005. In 1988 a german company (Which is now called Maurer Söhne) replaced the supports so that this Jet Star 2 could support coupled trains. From March of 2005 and most of 2006 the ride was listed as SBNO. A company called Gerstlauer (A company created by former Schwarzkopf GmbH workers. In 1992 Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH bought the workshops of Schwarzkopf) bought the ride and refurbished the ride in some of the same buildings that the original Jumbo Jet/Jet Star 2 were built in. So we now know why this Jet Star 2 looks like a Jumbo Jet.