Black. The ride begins with the steep descent up the 65-foot lift hill. Technical graphics are displayed on overhead screens, which change to play a final monologue upon dispatch. A roller coaster that's implied to plunge it's riders into non-existence. [16][17] The are two on-ride photos; one at the start of the drop and the other at the end of the high-banked turn. save hide report. You fall, looking towards the ground. The plain new X-Sector at the British top park Alton Towers. The ride opened in 1998 amidst a large publicity campaign as the first vertical drop coaster in the world. into the black hole that is filled with mist. Oblivion's opening was accompanied by a massive publicity drive. Die 566 m lange Strecke erreicht eine Höhe von 42,5 m und besitzt einen Immelmann sowie eine 270°-Helix und eine Heartline-Roll. In 1997 Fantasy World had gotten into years and was 3. Nach einer Senke folgt ein kleiner Camelback-Hügel, der in der 270°-Helix, die gegen den Uhrzeigersinn verläuft, endet. After all, rides at Alton Towers This page was last modified on 28 June 2020, at 11:25. 7 trains with 2 cars. Oblivion is a steel roller coaster located at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. Although Oblivion was marketed as the first roller coaster with a vertical drop, the steepest angle of the drop is only 87 degrees. hole for quite a while. to do without that ride. three striking words: A stroke on the ground, just above the hole, In August 2004, Suzanne and Stephen Roper won a case against the park regarding high levels of noise. In late January and early February 2013, Alton Towers began to repaint the attraction's fading and worn-out grey track. Oblivion was built by Bolliger & Mabillard and is their first Dive Coaster installation. About Us – Directly afterwards secret weapon number 4 was built in did not see the cctv camera at the start :) [12] He reportedly entered via the tunnel exit portal and walked underground, emerging on a ledge around the entrance portal. removed. Through the buildings, an unnamed man stood in darkness (played by actor Renny Krupinski) briefs riders from overhead television screens. This is a pretty high amount for a free fall tower on wheels that can mainly score with its cool iron staging. Zusätzlich gibt es unter den Zügen noch eine Vorrichtung für die Haltebremse. the same time. states "Don´t look down", and it is also softly Oblivion is the shortest roller coaster built by, The tunnel on Oblivion is the deepest tunnel on a roller coaster. For a period of four seconds the car hole as its most prominent feature. It is the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Alton Towers. happen to the experimentees. The train then makes a 180-degree left turn, and before descending, the train stalls for a brief five seconds. After exiting the turn, the train enters the final brake system. The In 2004, the "Don't look down" vocal was removed due to new sound restrictions on the park. There are four trains, with two rows, making each train have a capacity of 16 riders per train. Much of this was subsequently removed by August. Oblivion – The Black Hole | airtime. In the heavily stylised videos, the sinister figure explains at length the supposed physical and psychological effects of riding on Oblivion. drei Sekunden in der Neigung anhält und schließlich frei lässt. this ride is just amazing! In the queue area, riders are shown three briefing videos featuring Renny Krupinski, who explains to them the physical and psychological effects of riding Oblivion. © 1996–2020 Ultimate Rollercoaster®, LLC. arrow, reaching a speed of up to 110 kilometers per hour, you head information. the car disappears and the passengers perceive only one color: Die Schienen und Stützen sind weiß. Oblivion is a short but intense experience. Nach einer Linkskurve gelangt man in eine Haltebremse, die zuerst den Zug langsam über den First Drop führt, ihn ca. The cars accommodate sixteen passengers in two rows of eight with a tiered seating arrangement. 42,5 Meter hoch. [5] Prior to its opening, memorabilia including its own brand of deodorant was available to purchase. absolute secrecy. Oblivion features a 180 foot vertical drop at an 87 degree angle into a dark, hole in the ground. das Web-Magazin: Impressum, Nutzungsbedingungen und weitere Informationen. riders, resulting in a total of 16 passengers per vehicle. 9 comments. November 2019 um 14:43, Oblivion – The Black Hole – Gardaland (Castelnuovo del Garda, Veneto, Italy), Neuheiten-Check: Oblivion – The Black Hole, Gardaland, Oblivion The Black Hole Roller Coaster POV Gardaland Italy 2015 B&M Dive Machine, https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Oblivion_–_The_Black_Hole&oldid=194039271, „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“, 3 Züge, 3 Wagen/Zug, 1 Sitzreihe/Wagen, 6 Sitzplätze/Sitzreihe. The ride opened on March 14, 1998 amid a large publicity campaign as the first full-circuit roller coaster with a vertical drop. run into nothing, literally falling into Oblivion. The third queueline video features an alter-ego character (who appears glowing white) arguing with his counterpart as to whether Oblivion is truly safe for riders. being just an oval offering an almost vertical dive into a black On June 2, 2015, a collision occurred on Oblivion's neighboring coaster, The Smiler, injuring four, and resulting in the closure of the entire Alton Towers property.