Alton Towers Nemesis rollercoaster is closing down - for an thrilling reason

Thrillseekers given an opportunity for one last ride before the Nemesis rollercaster at the West Midlands theme park

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Mysterious signs have been appearing all over Alton Towers announcing the closure of one of the theme park’s most popular rollercoasters - the Nemesis - by order of the Phalanx.

Europe’s first inverted rollercoaster was said to be closing down by the special organisation which had been especially assembled to control the alien Nemesis beast. Apparently they had laid a track over it back in 1994.

Today (Wednesday, September 21) Alton Towers has confirmed that Nemesis is closing on November 6 - but its due to return in 2024 following an exciting revamp.

Its corkscrews and loops will be available to twist and turn exhilarated fans and get their adrenalin running and hearts pounding for another few weeks until then! Details of the transformation are being kept under wraps for now with more information to be revealed nearer the time.

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Alton Towers rollercoaster the Nemesis

Kate McBirnie, Head of Product Excellence at Alton Towers Resort, said: “Nemesis is Europe’s first ever inverted rollercoaster, which has been exciting thrillseekers since 1994.

“The legendary rollercoaster is loved by thrillseekers across the UK and beyond, and we want to give fans of the ride the opportunity to experience Nemesis in its current form before it closes on November 6.”

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Nemesis rollercoaster at Alton Towers

What is so special about Nemesis?

Nemesis cost £10m and was crowned Europe’s first inverted rollercoaster when it opened in 1994. Riders experience 3.5 G-force as they race past the rocks and rivers of the theme park’s Forbidden Valley at speeds of up to 50mph.

It carries dangling thrill seekers along numerous twists, turns with four inversions, and has attracted people from across the globe to the Staffordshire theme park.

Alton Towers Resort is renowned for providing world-class rollercoasters and attractions for guests of all ages, including Wicker Man, the UK’s first wooden rollercoaster to be built in over 20 years, Oblivion, the world’s first vertical drop rollercoaster and The Smiler, the world’s first 14 loop rollercoaster, to name a few.

The Staffordshire based theme park continues to welcome millions of guests from across the globe, delivering memorable and unique experiences and events each season.

To keep up to date with the latest news and buy tickets to ride Nemesis before 6 November, visit Alton Towers

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