Furuvik is a small amusement park and zoo on Sweden's east coast, which is now home to Alton Towers' Black Hole.
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Gröna Lund (106 miles)|
Skara Sommarland (251 miles)
Liseberg (328 miles)
Furuvik Zoo sits on the shore of Sweden's east coast, and came to worldwide attention a few years ago when it was discovered that one of its chimpanzees was pre-planning attacks on visitors, stashing stones ready to throw at them and providing evidence to suggest that forward planning was not a purely human trait.
The zoo, however, came to the attention of the international theme park community a couple of years after that, when they acquired the former Black Hole rollercoaster from Alton Towers.
This classic Schwarzkopf Jet Star 2 has been restored, repainted in a vivid red and blue colour scheme, brought out into the light, and renamed Rocket. For people who used to ride the coaster in the dark Black Hole tent, it is a pleasure to ride it outside and see the superb job Furuvik have done in bringing it back to life.
Alongside Rocket, Furuvik's Tivoli amusement park section has a selection of flat rides and, new for 2017, a Family Boomerang coaster from Vekoma called Fireball. Furuvik is a nicely kept park, and is well worth a trip if you find yourself close by. The shoreline setting is beautiful, and the zoo is also well presented.
Classic Schwarzkopf Jet Star 2 rollercoaster, formerly Alton Towers' Black Hole