Enough interest has been generated to run the “Black Hole” event and all those who e-mailed Rachael will be receiving booking details via e-mail on Monday morning.


After 21 seasons of bone rattling, scream inducing action, The Black Hole will run for the final time on Saturday 5th March. To give the ride the send off it deserves, Alton Towers will be holding an exclusive event, which will include the opportunity to be the very last person ever to ride The Black Hole!

When: Saturday 5th March

Where: Corporate Hospitality Suite, Alton Towers Theme Park

Timings: Arrive at 12.30pm (Park on Coach Park and enter via Admissions)

Welcome drinks in CHS from 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Lunch served between 1.00pm and 2.00pm

Presentation by Terry Dunn, Head of Engineering from 2.00pm – 2.30pm

Last ride in the dark between 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Ride with the lights on between 3.30pm and 4.00pm

Last ride EVER at 4.00pm!! All depart

Price: £40 per ticket

A draw will take place following the presentation – all attendees names will be placed in a hat and the first 6 pulled out will be the last ever riders on the Black Hole! This is a priceless opportunity for true fans of the ride!!

To express interest and reserve your place, please email blackhole@alton-towers.com. Places are limited and are strictly first come, first served. There is a minimum number required to run the event.

Later in the season, Alton Towers will be auctioning off ride signage and other memorabilia for charity. In the meantime, they would like your memories please! E-mail them with your Black Hole ride photos, experiences or poems, and they may be incorporated in to a Black Hole Memory Board, which will be displayed for the duration of the 2005 season. Please note – by emailing your memories to Alton Towers, you grant them permission to use them in future publicity or promotional material.

Please note that the above email address is not working, please use the email address below for any communication concerning the Black Hole – The Last Goodbye event.