Black hole (ride)

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Black Hole is a common name for a ride that is a combination of two popular ride types, the roller coaster and the dark ride.[citation needed]

The ride may take place either in pitch darkness (e.g. the now-defunct Black Hole at Alton Towers) or in near-darkness with ultraviolet or similar lighting effects (e.g. the Space Invader at Blackpool Pleasure Beach). Some black-hole rides are purpose-built, most famously the Space Mountain rides at various Disney parks, while others are modifications of standard coasters (e.g. the Alton Towers Black Hole was a Schwarzkopf Jet Star 2, enclosed in a light-tight building).