was a ride known as a Chance Inverter, that was added to the
X-Sector in 2001 as a support ride to Oblivion and the Black Hole.
The Chance Inverters had a fair number installed worldwide, but were
rare in Europe, and Submission was even rarer, being a double
version, where two copies of the ride could run parallel to one
another. At first glance it looked like an inverted pirate ship,
consisting of a large pod on the end of a vertical arm that spun
during the ride. Unlike the traditional pirate ship though there was
a pivot point between the arm and the pod, allowing the pod to
perform flips at the end of the arm.
I had seen footage of a Chance Inverter on TV (this was before you
tube) before going up to ride this, and looked forward to trying
what looked like a wild thrilling ride. For some reason though it
was on an ultra slow ride program, that did little more than slowly
move you into different positions. A more exciting program was used
at a later date, but even that wasn't that thrilling.
be honest I only remembered riding it at a later date after being
reminded about it when checking the old reviews.
The ride was never really seen as more than a distraction. It
probably lasted a few more years than it would have thanks to the
closure of the Black Hole, meaning it was needed to support Oblivion
in the X-Sector. I think once the Smiler opened though it's closure
was inevitable, and it closed at the end of the 2013 season.