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Alton Towers Almanac: Gallery: Deconstruction
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March 12th 2005This sign was put at the entrance of the ride after it closed, following an appeal by the park for photos and memories of the ride.
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July 8th 2006A large fence now surrounds the Black Hole prior to its removal.
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July 8th 2006The fence goes around past the exit of Oblivion's tunnel.
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July 8th 2006A sign on the fence.
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July 8th 2006Viewing the tent from Enterprise's queue line. You can see that the tent has been opened up.
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July 8th 2006A closer look at the end section.
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July 8th 2006You can see that the track is still inside the tent, although a lot of walls and equipment seem to have been removed.
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July 8th 2006Past and Present: the old Schwarzkopf next to the modern B&M.
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July 15th 2006A lot of the track has now been deconstructed, and is awaiting removal outside the tent.
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July 15th 2006Inside the tent, you can see that all track except the lift spiral has come down. The structure on the right is the station area.
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July 15th 2006A closer look at the lift hill. All the walls surrounding it have also been removed now.
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July 15th 2006The view out of the tent - this used to contain parts of the ride, and the exit path.
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July 15th 2006A close look at the top of the spiral. The track stops right before the first drop.
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July 15th 2006The stripped trains sit at the edge of the tent.
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July 25th 2006Looking over the fence walls from the X-Sector Rehydrator.
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July 25th 2006A closer look.
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July 25th 2006Lots of support frames are lying in a seperate pile to the track sections.
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July 25th 2006An overall look at the area in front of the tent.
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September 9th 2006No change from the outside since our last look. All of the track, including the lift spiral, has now been taken down.
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September 9th 2006Support structure is still awaiting removal.
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September 9th 2006You can still see a couple of trains inside the building.
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November 19th 2006The fence around the Black Hole tent has partially collapsed.
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November 19th 2006You can see that still nothing has changed, even during the closed season.
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November 19th 2006Looking towards the tent.
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November 19th 2006A closer look reveals that the trains are still on site.
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November 27th 2006A look at the Black Hole tent from a unique angle.
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November 27th 2006The track is still there in the area out front.
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November 27th 2006Looking inside, things haven't changed.
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November 27th 2006Some of the theming is still in place - you used to rush past these meteors during the ride.
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November 27th 2006Looking outside towards Oblivion from within the tent.
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November 27th 2006A look from further inside the tent, which used to be covered in track.
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February 10th 2007The track is still there, but the games unit that used to hide it has been stripped down to its frame.
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February 10th 2007How much longer will the track remain here?
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March 17th 2007With the start of the 2007 open season now upon us, the track has been moved inside the tent.
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March 17th 2007You can just make out some of the trains inside the tent in this photo.
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July 28th 2007Looking inside the tent, with the spiral lift track now removed, and the track all over the floor.
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July 28th 2007Some asteroid theming is still in place.
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July 28th 2007Part of one of the old Black Hole trains is still sat inside the tent.
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August 21st 2007Three weeks later, the track is still waiting to be moved.
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August 21st 2007Looking at the trains and various bits of steelwork.
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August 21st 2007The trains have gathered a lot of dust in the last few months!
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August 21st 2007The control panel sits alongside the trains.
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August 21st 2007The framework for the lift spiral is still there.
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August 21st 2007The tent is deceptively large - might we see a new roller coaster in here in the future?
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