Return of an icon - Nemesis moves closer official images released of first track arrival
- Thursday April 27th 2023
- Alton Towers Resort
The legendary attraction - which takes riders on a heart-pounding journey with a g-force of 3.5 and top speed of 50mph - welcomed fans on a final ride round its exhilarating twists and turns last November before temporarily ceasing operations to undergo an exciting revamp.
Part of the transformation will see the entire 250-tonne, 716-metre-long track replaced ahead of thrillseekers being welcomed back in 2024.
Fans of Nemesis - Europe’s first inverted rollercoaster - can watch the transformation take place on a specially constructed viewing platform, overlooking the site. Up to 30 people at a time can get a glimpse of what’s to come, ahead of the legendary rollercoaster returning next year.
Nemesis closed on 6th November 2022 and guests got to see The Phalanx, the secret organisation tasked with keeping the Nemesis beast under control since its discovery in 1994, take control and close the ride. Since then, fans of the ride have been told how this organisation is carrying out investigations into the beast's behaviour ahead of reopening in 2024.
As a result The Phalanx were among the first to witness that the new track has changed colour. Previously white - it is now black, with what appears to be red veins snaking along its length.
Bianca Sammut, Divisional Director at Alton Towers Resort, said: “As Europe’s first ever inverted rollercoaster, Nemesis rightly holds legendary status among thrillseekers.
“At Alton Towers Resort we’re committed to providing visitors with stand-out attractions that are unmatched by anyone else.
“Reaching this latest milestone in the transformation of Nemesis is a proud moment for everyone involved in the project.
“And for all thrillseekers out there it means the day we can take the wraps off our thrilliant revamp is edging ever closer.
“Stay alert for more developments…”
The Phalanx reports all is well amongst the Nemesis beast, encouraging those intrigued by the investigation to come and see for themselves at the new viewing platform - however, recently seen leaked footage implies all is not what it seems…
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