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.

2 comments so far

  1. Trackbender on

    Oooooha! IT IS SOOOO PRETTY!!!. You can just hear it saying “Buy Me! Buy Me! Somebody in the U.S. Buy Me!”
    Any word as to a buyer yet?

    When this one sells, there is another Jet Star 2 that desperately needs some love too, if it’s not completely rotted away, at Aventura Selvagem. Gerstlauer should try buying and refurbishing it since they don’t apear to be using it. (Does it even still exist? If not there what happened to it? No word on RCDB since 2006)

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